Scarlett Johansson Could Play Amy Winehouse in a Movie

Filed in Gather Entertainment News Channel by on August 3, 2011 0 Comments

An Amy Winehouse movie is already in the works, and Scarlett Johansson is one of the actresses that might end up playing the late singer.

It’s just a bit disturbing that Hollywood bigwigs are already jumping at the chance to film a biopic based on Amy’s life — after all, the cause of her death hasn’t even been determined yet. However, since Hollywood has resorted to so many remakes, sequels, prequels, and reboots lately, it’s not surprising that the sharks are already swimming around Amy’s corpse.

scarlett-johansson-wd008A few top producers are hoping to get the chance to bring the colorful life of Amy Winehouse to the big screen, and a number of actresses’ names are already being tossed around for the role. According to a Hollywood insider, Keira Knightley currently tops the list of the most desired actresses for the movie (she certainly has the thin frame for the part), but Scarlett Johansson and Sienna Miller are also being considered for the role.

Scarlett Johansson is definitely the most interesting choice to play Amy Winehouse. The voluptuous blonde doesn’t really look anything like her, and she lacks an English accent. However, since Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller are both so flat-chested, Scarlett would make the best choice to play Amy post-breast implants.

Plus Scarlett has also proved that she can sing — the actress recorded an album in 2008 that was composed mostly of covers of Tom Waits’ songs. However, Scarlett Johansson would have to lose some of her curves to play the part.

It would definitely be interesting to see any actress playing Amy Winehouse sporting her missing tooth and distinctive nose, and it wouldn’t be too hard to recreate these defining physical characteristics through makeup and the magic of CGI. Amy’s soulful voice, on the other hand, is a whole different matter.

So what do you think — is talk of a movie about Amy Winehouse’s life starting too soon, and does Scarlett have the acting and vocal chops to pull off playing her? Check out the actress singing “Anywhere I Lay My Head” below and sound off in the comments.

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