Amy Winehouse Stage Biopic 'Scrapped Following Mitch Opposition'

Danish project axed

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Denmark's Royal Theatre has announced that a play based on Amy Winehouse's life will no longer be going ahead.

The verbatim play, titled 'Amy', was due to launch on January 30, 2013, based on interviews, concerts and letters written by the late star.

Her father Mitch had strongly opposed the project, and is reported to have contacted KODA, Denmark's music copyright agency, to officially object to the use of the late legend's music.

Amy in 2010 (Photo: WENN)

According to CBC News, KODA had previously green-lit the repertoire to be used in the production, but if the copyright holder removes permission, the agency is forced to follow suit.

Mitch called the play "a load of rubbish" and slammed it as an excuse to make money from his daughter's death.

Amy passed away in July 2011 at the age of 27.

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