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Lady GaGa should play Amy Winehouse in biopic, says dad Mitch

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Mitch Winehouse has revealed that he wants Lady GaGa to play his late daughter Amy in a film about her life.

GaGa was said to be "in shock" after hearing of the 'Back To Black' singer's death back in July and rumours emerged that she was in talks to play Winehouse in a biopic.

"Lady GaGa worshipped Amy and would love nothing more than to transform herself into her idol on the big screen," a source said at the time. "There's only ever been one role she wants and that's to play Amy."

Mitch has now given his approval for the 'Born This Way' star to portray his daughter on the big screen should the project go ahead.

Amy and Mitch Winehouse at The Q Awards 2006.

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"We were invited to Tony Bennett's birthday party and we sat on a table with Lady GaGa's mum and dad," he told the Sunday Mirror. "They are just normal folk and very lovely people.

"I have heard that Lady GaGa is keen to play Amy in a film. I don't know what her English accent is like but it's not just an English accent she would have to perfect - it's an English-Cockney-Jewish accent so she better start practising now! But she would be great."

GaGa was most recently reported to have visited Amy's London home to "pay respects to a musical hero".

She later paid tribute to the singer on BBC Radio 1 when Back To Black was played in its entirety as part of Zane Lowe's 'Masterpieces 2011'.

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