An official poster was unveiled on Wednesday (March 18), and the project’s website promises a trailer is “coming soon.”
The documentary reportedly uses unseen archive footage of the gone-too-soon singer, as well as previously unreleased tracks.
Winehouse released two critically acclaimed albums, including 2006’s Back to Black, which spawned the hit “Rehab” and earned her five Grammy Awards. But personal struggles with paparazzi, her love life, and reported substance abuse overshadowed her music toward the end of her life. She died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at age 27.
Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees — “Amy’s” director and producer — wrote on the film’s official Facebook page, “Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone's attention; she wrote and sung from the heart and everyone fell under her spell. But tragically Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and her precarious lifestyle. As a society we celebrated her huge success but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us.”
A U.S. distributor for the documentary hasn’t yet been announced, but it’s bound to only be a matter of time. Until then, we’ll just be crying and listening to Amy serenade us with “Our Day Will Come.”