Édith Piaf: soon an animated biopic

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Warner Music is preparing a biopic of Edith Piaf which will use artificial intelligence to recreate her voice and image.

Singer Édith Piaf will be the subject of a new animated biopic, using AI to generate her voice and image 60 years after her death, Warner Music Group announced.

The film Edithmade in collaboration between Warner Music, Piaf’s estate and production company Seriously Happy, takes place between Paris and New York in the 1920s to 1960s. Piaf’s voice, generated by AI, will narrate the film, in which we will find his songs “ La vie en rose ” And ” No, I do not regret anything ”, as reported Variety.

The animation will bring a modern look at its history, while the inclusion of archival footage, stage and television performances, personal footage and television interviews will give audiences an authentic look at the moments important in Piaf’s life ”, according to a press release from Warner Music.

Artificial intelligence technology trained on hundreds of Piaf’s voice clips and images will be used to regenerate his ” distinct voice and image to reinforce the authenticity and emotional impact of his story “.

Based on an original idea by Julie Veille, who co-wrote it with Gilles Marliac, the film does not yet have a release date. Julie Veille has previously produced television documentaries on Sting, Stevie Wonder and Donna Summer.

It was a great privilege to work with Edith’s estate to bring her story into the 21st century.declared Ms. Veille in a press release. When creating the film, we kept asking ourselves: “If Edith were still with us, what messages would she want to convey to younger generations?” Her story is one of incredible resilience, an ability to overcome difficulties and defy social norms to achieve greatness – a story that is as relevant today as it was then. Our goal is to use the latest advances in animation and technology to bring this timeless story to audiences of all ages. »


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