The trailer for a new film about Amy Winehouse shows footage of the star predicting she “wasn’t going to be very famous” and saying she’d never handle being a celebrity.

Bafta award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia, the man behind the much-acclaimed Senna, is directing AMY and it is described as telling the star’s story “in her own words” and will feature unseen archive footage and previously unheard songs of hers.

Amy was born in Southgate and went to schools in Barnet, Southgate, Highgate and Croydon and later in her career moved to Camden.

The trailer shows a young Amy talking about her ambitions.

She said: “Singing was always important to me but I never thought ‘Oh, I’ll end up singing, I’ll be a singer’.”

She added: “I wouldn’t write anything unless it was directly personal to me, just because I wouldn’t be able to tell the story right. I’m not a girl trying to be a star or trying to be anything other than a musician.”

When a voice behind the camera asked her: “How big do you think you’re going to be?” she replied: “I don’t. I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it, I would probably go mad…”

She died at the age of 27 in July 2011 from alcohol poisoning and the film AMY will be released in the UK  on July 3 to mark the fourth anniversary of her death.