Amy Winehouse Biopic Announced

Amy Winehouse passed away in 2011.

MARISA ABELA as Amy Winehouse

The late Amy Winehouse is getting a biopic titled BACK TO BLACK. The highly anticipated feature film about Winehouse follows her vibrant years living in London in the early aughts and her intense journey to fame. Acclaimed filmmaker and visual artist Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct and executive produce the film. Marisa Abela will play Amy Winehouse.

Marisa Abela will star as Amy Winehouse in director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s BACK TO BLACK, a Focus Features release. Credit : Jem Mitchell

Amy Winehouse is widely considered one of the greatest artists in recent history. She sold more than 30 million records worldwide and generates more than 80 million monthly streams. Her acclaimed produced 2006 album, Back To Black, propelled her to global stardom, going on to win a (then) record-breaking 5 Grammy Awards, including Record Of The Year and Song of The Year for the hit Rehab. BACK TO BLACK will focus on Amy’s extraordinary genius, creativity, and honesty that infused everything she did. It will showcase the journey that took her from the craziness and colour of 90’s Camden High Street to global adoration – and back again, 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.

BACK TO BLACK is director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s biopic about Amy Winehouse, an upcoming Focus Features release. Credit : Dave Bjerke / © NBC / Courtesy Everett

Production will begin on Monday, January 16th, in London. Read more News on Nerdtropolis. Subscribe to our YouTube.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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