Lady Gaga is in secret talks to play Amy Winehouse in a film about the late singers life according to the Daily Star.
Hollywood movie moguls want to capitalise on the global outpouring of grief following her death on July 23.
A Hollywood insider said: “Lady Gaga worshipped Amy and would love nothing more than to transform herself into her idol on the big screen.”
They added:” Gaga’s been itching to make the transition from music into movies and sees this as the ideal role to launch her film career…….(her) management team have been discussing possible film ventures before Amy’s untimely death….. there’s only ever been one role she wants and that’s to play Amy.”
Meanwhile Amy’s Camden home is set to become the HQ for her Rehab Foundation Centre.
According to The Sun today, the singers home will act as headquarters for the foundation which is is being set up in her memory with the intention of helping young people addicted to drugs and in need of assistance with their lives.
A source told the paper about the family’s plans for her former house: “They think it’s too precious to give up, hence the new HQ idea. They don’t want to rent it out and if they sold it they think it could attract the wrong kind of buyer.”
Formal plans for the foundation are set to be announced on September 14, Amy’s birthday.
Tony Bennett, who will release a duet ‘Body & Soul’, he recorded with the singer, has already pledged to donate all royalties from the track to the foundation.
An investigation into the cause of her death is still ongoing.