If you like singer biopics, then you’re in luck! This year, not one, not two, but three movies/documentaries are in the works.
The most anticipated one is HBO’s Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first fully authorized documentary about the late Nirvana frontman. Made with the cooperation of Cobain’s family (with access given to Cobain’s entire personal and family archive), the film will consequently boast footage from Nirvana performances, previously unheard songs (like a Beatles cover and a 12 minute accoustic song) and never-seen-before home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos and songbooks. Montage of Heck doesn’t have an official premiere date yet.
The second biopic to be released this year is a movie on Amy Winehouse’s career and life: “Amy, a girl behind the name“.
Told in the late singer’s own words with extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, the documentary is set to “tackle 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.”
Amy will be released in cinemas across UK and Ireland on 3rd July 2015. No release date has been announced fo the US yet. If like me, you’re a big fan of Amy I strongly recommend reading her biography written by her father: “Amy, my daughter“.
And finally, legendary soul singer Sam Cookes’ family gave the green light to a movie focusing on the singer’s last days.
Tentatively titled Sam Cooke: The Truth, the film will reportedly not be like most music biopics, but more like a murder investigation as it will focus on the mysterious circumstances surrounding Cooke’s death (the ‘A change is gonna come’ singer was shot dead at the age of 33 following a physical altercation at a South Los Angeles motel).
No release date yet.