Lady Gaga has been named as a "great" choice to play Amy Winehouse in a biopic by none other than the later singer's dad, Mitch Winehouse. Speaking to Heat, Mitch told the publication that a Winehouse movie was definitely in the works and that Gaga would be perfect for the role. "There will be a biopic," he said. "Lady Gaga is welcome to audition for the part of Amy -- she would be great. Ray Winstone will probably end up playing me."

It's not the first time Gaga has been linked to the role. Last year it was reported that the 'Born This Way' singer  "worshipped Amy" and "would love nothing more than to transform herself into her idol on the big screen." A source added, "Gaga's been itching to make the transition from music into movies and sees this as the ideal role to launch her film career. Gaga's management team had been discussing possible film ventures before Amy's untimely death. But there’s only ever been one role she wants and that’s to play Amy."

That said, the timing may not be the best. Over the weekend, Gaga revealed that she has written more than 50 songs for her next album, 'ARTPOP,' which is expected out next year, and some sources suggest that the singer is behind schedule working on the disc.