Amy Winehouse's life story is being made into a Hollywood movie.

The 'Rehab' singer tragically passed away at the age of just 27 in 2011 from alcohol poisoning leaving the world with her seminal album 'Back to Black' and haunting voice.

Now, Amy's family has signed a multi-million pound deal to tell her story on the big screen with Alison Owen directing from a script by

Geoff Deane, who previously worked on 'Kinky Boots' and 'It's A Boy Girl Thing'.

Alison's company Monumental Pictures will produce and shooting is scheduled to start next year and the search is on for the actress who will play five-time Grammy winner Amy.

Confirming the project is in the works, Amy's father Mitch Winehouse told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: ''We have been approached many times. It's obviously something that we are going to do, 100 per cent. What we want is somebody to portray Amy in the way that she was ... the funny, brilliant, charming and horrible person that she was. There's no point really me making the film because I'm her dad. But to get the right people to do it, that's very important, and we will.''

Contemplating who might play his daughter on the big screen, he added: ''It wouldn't be Lady GaGa. She doesn't speak our kind of English. I wouldn't mind betting it would be an unknown, young, English - London, Cockney - actress who looks a bit like Amy.''

The confirmation of the biopic comes after the Winehouse family announced that a hologram of Amy is going on tour.

The musician's estate has teamed up with the BASE Hologram company to create a virtual likeness of the star, which will go out on the road with a live band and backing singers to perform ''digitally remastered'' versions of her classic hits.

Money raised from the virtual tour will go towards The Amy Winehouse Foundation, which works to help homeless young people and help those youngsters suffering with substance abuse issues.