amy winehouse biopic

It seems like the world can’t get enough of music biopics in the last few years, from hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocketman and Elvis, to the upcoming Madonna film biopic starring Julia Garner and filmed by the singer herself. It seemed inevitable then that Hollywood would eventually decide to release an Amy Winehouse biopic depicting her extraordinary rise to fame before her life was tragically cut short. The first-look images from the upcoming biopic Back to Black have just been released and we already think it will be a hit.

Borrowing its title from Winehouse’s hugely popular and acclaimed second album, Back to Black will chronicle the star’s difficult life, rising to stardom with her unique voice and style, while struggling with addictions and the pressures of said fame.

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The biopic is being directed by Sam Taylor Johnson, who also directed the musical biopic film Nowhere Boy, and stars Marisa Abela, best known for her role as Yasmin in the BBC/HBO show Industry. The film’s plot will transport us back to the early 2000s, as Winehouse’s career lifts off, and finds herself on an intense journey to stardom.

It’ll focus on her incredible musical talents and creativity as a singer, with the official press release for the film stating that “Back to Black crashes through the looking glass of celebrity to watch this journey from behind the mirror, to see what Amy saw, to feel what she felt.”


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Abela paid tribute to the late singing star when she was announced in the role, quoting Winehouse at the 2008 Grammys on Instagram: “This is for London. Cause Camden Town ain’t burning down.”

Alongside the Industry star, Back To Black is also set to feature Ryan O’Doherty as Winehouse’s boyfriend Chris Taylor and Eddie Marson as her father, Mitch.

There’s no trailer yet for the biopic, nor any images other than the one showing off Abela transformed in the role with the singer’s iconic beehive hair. A release date is yet to be announced, though it’s likely to drop sometime next year.


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