Every thing We Know In regards to the Amy Winehouse Biopic Back to Black

On Friday, January 13, it was announced that the story of the late Amy Winehouse, iconic vocalist and songwriter, shall be getting the biopic treatment in a recent movie titled Back to Black. The film is being delivered to life by filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson and screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh, and stars actress Marisa Abela as Winehouse.

Here’s the whole lot we all know concerning the movie up to now.

What’s Back to Black about?

The movie will give attention to Winehouse’s “vibrant years living in London within the early aughts and her intense journey to fame,” in keeping with the press release.


It continues, “BACK TO BLACK will give attention to Amy’s extraordinary genius, creativity and honesty that infused the whole lot she did. A journey that took her from the craziness and color of 90’s Camden High Street to global adoration – and back again, BACK TO BLACK crashes through the looking glass of celebrity to observe this journey from behind the mirror, to see what Amy saw, to feel what she felt.”

Who shall be within the Amy Winehouse Back to Black movie?

After Abela as Winehouse, the film’s IMDB page only lists her co-star as actor Ryan O’Doherty playing the role of Chris Taylor, Winehouse’s former partner about who she allegedly wrote her hit “Stronger Than Me.”

“I wrote [“Stronger Than Me} for a person that I used to be with on the time, who I wrote plenty of the songs about, and we had already split up a few times, and I actually didn’t know why we weren’t alleged to be together,” she told MTV in 2004. “After which it just got here to me sooner or later how, ‘You need to be stronger than me!’ I’m the girl and also you’re the boy. You’re seven years older than me, and it’s best to really be someone for me to come back to at the top of my day with my problems, not add to my problems at the top of the day. I suppose I wrote ‘Stronger Than Me’ when I noticed he was a giant girl.”

Abela is a well known face from her role in Industry, and he or she is also making an appearance in Greta Gerwig’s live-action Barbie film across from Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

Are there images or a trailer for Back to Black?

A couple of photos of Abela as Winehouse have been shared, and he or she is a surprising lookalike for the singer.

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When will Back to Black be released?

Principal photography is ready to start out on January sixteenth, so the method has begun. Once shooting wraps, a projected release date will likely be announced.

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Erica Gonzales is the Senior Culture Editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage on TV, movies, music, books, and more. She was previously an editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com. There may be a 75 percent probability she’s listening to Lorde straight away. 

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