It's been almost five years since Amy Winehouse died, but the late singer is still relevant in the music industry to this day. Just this month, fellow hard-partying rock star Pete Doherty released a tribute singer to Winehouse, while over in Korea, a popular K-pop star dressed as the Back To Black songstress for a fashion pictorial.
However, Winehouse will make her major return to the mainstream spotlight later this year in the documentary Amy, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters some time between July and September.
A trailer for the documentary premiered earlier this month at Universal Music Group's pre-Grammy brunch. According to Billboard, it featured photos and video footage of Winehouse, as well as a piece of an audio interview where she spoke about wanting to be famous.
"About two years ago we decided to make a movie about her - her career and her life," Universal Music UK CEO and Chairman David Joseph said. "It's a very complicated and tender movie. It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius."
It's about time that we started remembering music's greats with documentaries instead of tawdry made-for-TV Lifetime movies. Whitney, anyone?