Warner Music Group announced that it has entered into cooperation with the heirs of the legendary French singer Edith Piaf, which will result in the creation of a biographical film using AI to recreate the image and voice of the artist.
According to Warner Music, the AI will create Piaf’s image and voice based on hundreds of audio and image samples. The film will also feature her classic songs, such as “La Vie en rose” and “Non, je ne regrette rien”. The idea for the film was created by Julie Veille, who also wrote the script with Gilles Marliac. The creators want to consider what messages Piaf would like to convey today, whose story – full of overcoming difficulties and breaking norms – is still relevant.
The film is to be a 90-minute production, the action of which will cover the years from the 1920s to the 1960s and will be set in Paris and New York. We will hear the narration of Piaf herself. The film will reveal aspects of her life that have been unknown until now. Animation will be used, as well as archival materials, Piaf’s performances, private recordings with her participation and interviews.