“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” – the documentary about the late Nirvana front man – has been the talk of the festival circuit so far this year, but now a documentary about another tragic music icon is making waves as well. Indie distributor A24 released the first trailer for “Amy” – Asif Kapadia’s profile of the controversial Amy Winehouse – less than 24 hours after acquiring the rights to the film. In the haunting preview, archived interview audio reveals Winehouse, who died in 2011, predicted her fatal breakdown.
The eerie preview of “Amy” features a montage of childhood photos and videos of the young singer before she became famous. Later, the trailer shows tabloid footage after she became one of the most recognizable names in music. The teaser clip’s audio includes part of an interview where Winehouse seems to predict the debilitating collapse that led to her 2011 death from alcohol poisoning.
“I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad; do you know what I mean? I would go mad,” says Winehouse.
Watch the trailer for “Amy” below:
According to Deadline Hollywood, A24 acquired the distribution rights to “Amy” after the film floated around on the market for almost two years. The movie features previously unseen footage from Winehouse’s life, in addition to unreleased tracks the singer recorded before her death.
A24 posted the trailer on social media Thursday morning writing, “Amy Winehouse was a force of nature, a once-in-a-generation talent. ‘Amy’ is the story of her life and career. It is a raw, important film that holds a mirror up to the world we live in.”
What will the documentary reveal about the iconic musician’s life? Fans will have to wait to find out. The film is set for a summer 2015 release.