The late Rehab star's father Mitch Winehouse, who handles her estate, is reportedly talking to filmmakers about handing over the rights to his daughter's music for the project.

Rapace's involvement might seem a little odd to some, as, at 35, she's already eight years older than Winehouse was when she died of alcohol poisoning in July, 2011.

News of the biopic comes on the heels of the success of Amy, director Asif Kapadia's documentary about the singer, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last year (14).

Swedish actress Rapace enjoyed acting success through Scandinavia before the adaptations of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy books turned her into an international star. She has since appeared in the films Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Drop.

She's no stranger to playing larger-than-life singers - she's currently portraying opera diva Maria Callas in director Niki Caro's upcoming biopic Callas.