According to a brief summary of the film accompanying its announcement, “EDITH” will be 90 minutes long and cover Édith Piaf’s career starting in the 1920s and continuing up until her death in the early ’60s.
While Seriously Happy describes the project as an animated movie, it will likewise incorporate various primary sources like footage of the real-life singer performing onstage as well as TV interviews broadcast during the height of her popularity. Additionally, its soundtrack will feature original recordings of songs like “La Vie En Rose” rather than updated versions for the film.
Though the project’s approach to its subject’s life may be unconventional, Warner Music France CEO Alain Veille stressed the importance of doing Piaf’s career justice. “Edith is one of France’s greatest ever artists and she is still a source of so much pride to the French people,” he said. “It is such a delicate balancing act when combining new technology with heritage artists, and it was imperative to us that we worked closely with Edith’s estate and handled this project with the utmost respect. Her story is one that deserves to be told, and through this film we’ll be able to connect with a whole new audience and inspire a new generation of fans.”