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Don't expect an Amy Winehouse biopic to hit theaters anytime soon. The late singer's father, Mitch Winehouse, has decreed that his daughter, who died in July at age 27, will never be the subject of an autobiographical film -- not if he can help it, anyway.
Mitch, who owns the rights to Winehouse's music, tells the U.K.'s Daily Mail that he would "never allow the songs to be released" in order to make a movie. And, as he points out, "It would hardly be a biopic without the music."
This news arises amidst rumors that Winehouse's ex-boyfriend, filmmaker Reg Traviss, had plans to turn her life into a movie. Instead, Mitch is saying that he is going to write a "heartfelt and revelatory memoir" about his daughter that will be released through publisher Harper Collins.
Anticipating the backlash to that announcement, Mitch explains that all the proceeds from his book will go towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up in November on what would have been her 28th birthday.
"All profits to the foundation. Do you know how many kids will benefit form that money?" he asks. Back in August, Mitch described the foundation's function is "to help all children -- not just rehabilitation, not just substance abuse. It's to help all children in need." Fingers crossed the book becomes a best-seller.