An Amy Winehouse biopic is formally underway! Focus Options and Monumental made the announcement on Jan. 13, detailing that filming is ready to start subsequent week in London. A biopic has been on the playing cards for years with a number of initiatives failing to take off, however now the movie in regards to the music star’s life has lastly been given the greenlight. “Again to Black,” titled after the late star’s hit 2006 album of the identical identify, will comply with Winehouse’s rise to fame, from being the poster woman for London’s Camden to international stardom, and can “concentrate on Amy’s extraordinary genius, creativity, and honesty that infused every part she did.”
All through Winehouse’s profession, she offered greater than 30 million data worldwide, and her iconic music nonetheless generates over 80 million streams a month, however her success led to tragedy. She struggled with drug dependancy and died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at simply 27-years-old. The movie depicting her life can be directed by her buddy, Sam Taylor-Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Gray”), and written by Matt Greenhalgh, who beforehand labored with Taylor-Johnson on the 2009 movie “Nowhere Boy”.
Whereas the film will embody lots of Winehouse’s songs, there had been questions over who could be forged to play the titular function. Rumours had been swirling final summer time that British actress Marisa Abela was a frontrunner, and now Studiocanal has confirmed the casting with a first-look picture of the actress trying the half sporting Winehouse’s recognisable beehive hair and Monroe piercing. Abela, who starred in BBC Two’s “Trade,” is a reputation quickly to be on everybody’s lips as she additionally has a job in Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” film, reverse Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, which is because of be launched on 21 July.
Taylor-Johnson, who’s married to “Bullet Practice”‘s Aaron Taylor-Johnson, says within the press launch, “My connection to Amy started once I left faculty and was hanging out within the creatively numerous London borough of Camden. I received a job on the legendary KOKO CLUB, and I can nonetheless breathe each market stall, classic store and road… A couple of years later Amy wrote her searingly trustworthy songs while residing in Camden. Like with me, it grew to become a part of her DNA. I first noticed her carry out at a expertise present at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Membership in Soho and it was instantly apparent she wasn’t simply ‘expertise’… she was genius. As a filmmaker you’ll be able to’t actually ask for extra.”
Though many studios have tried to make clear Winehouse’s life after her demise, the one movie that ever gained any actual traction was “Amy,” which received an Oscar for greatest documentary. Taylor-Johnson’s biopic would be the first characteristic movie to sort out the singer-songwriter’s journey, depict her struggles, and present the spirit that made the world fall in love along with her within the first place. There’s been an inflow of profitable biopics of late, most just lately the Whitney Houston movie, “I Wanna Dance With Anyone,” so here is hoping “Again to Black” will comply with its delicate portrayal of a worldwide icon. The Amy Winehouse Property provides, “We’re thrilled that STUDIOCANAL, Focus Options and Monumental are making this film celebrating our daughter Amy’s extraordinary music legacy and showcasing her expertise in the way in which that it deserves.”
Because the information was introduced, Taylor-Johnson took to Instagram, writing “Marisa Abela…be careful everybody! Cameras roll on Monday. Right here we go!” Learn forward for every part we all know to this point about “Again to Black”.
“Again to Black” First-Look Photograph
“Again to Black” Forged
Whereas Abela has been confirmed as taking part in Winehouse, the remaining forged are but to be revealed, however with filming on account of begin in January, we’re certain to get some updates very quickly.
“Again to Black” Launch Date
It is early days with filming beginning on Jan. 16, however we’re predicting a 2024 launch.