Édith Piaf Biopic in the Works generated by AI

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Famous French singer Edith Piaf as the subject of a new biopic, with Warner Music Group announcing that they would be using AI to recreate the singer’s voice and image for the film.

In an announcement on Tuesday, Warner Music Group revealed that it has partnered with the Piaf estate to develop Edith, a 90-minute film set in Paris and New York from the 1920s to the 1960s and telling the icon’s story. iconic. artist while also looking to “discover aspects of her life that were previously unknown.”

Specifically, Warner Music Group said the film will be narrated by an AI-created version of Piaf, which will use her looks and voice to analyze her life.

“Animation brings a modern perspective to her story, and by including archival footage, stage and TV performances, personal photos and TV interviews will give audiences an authentic look at the important moments in Piaf’s life,” the music company said in a statement announcing the project (via Variety).

Piaf is widely regarded as one of France’s greatest singers

The film will be based on an original idea by writer and director Julie Veille and will be written by Veille and Gilles Marliac. In a statement, Veille called the opportunity to make the film a great privilege.

“It was an honor to work with Edith’s estate to bring her story into the 21st century,” Veille said in a statement. “While creating the film, we kept asking to ourselves, ‘If Edith were still with us, what messages would she want to give to the younger generations?’ Her story is one of incredible resilience, overcoming adversity, and defying social norms to achieve greatness – and one that is as relevant now as it was then. It’s our goal to use the latest advances in animation and technology to bring the timeless story to audiences of all ages.”

Born in 1915, Piaf was a singer known for playing songs in the cabaret and contemporary canson genres. The artist is often cited as one of the most popular French singers and actors of the 20th century. Perhaps her most famous song, “La Vie en rose,” has been widely covered, including versions in the United States by Tony Martin, Paul Weston, Bing Crosby, and more.

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