The Amy Winehouse biopic Again to Black has shared the primary take a look at actress Marisa Abela’s portrayal of the UK singer. Filming on the mission is about to start on January sixteenth in London.
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) with a script by Matt Greenhalgh, Again to Black traces “Winehouse’s vibrant years residing in London within the early aughts and her intense journey to fame.” The movie has the total help of Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, and can function songs from her catalog.
“My connection to Amy started once I left faculty and was hanging out within the creatively various London borough of Camden. I obtained a job on the legendary KOKO CLUB, and I can nonetheless breathe each market stall, classic store and avenue,” stated Johnson in an announcement. “Just a few years later Amy wrote her searingly sincere songs while residing in Camden. Like with me, it turned 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. I really feel excited and humbled to have this chance to understand Amy’s fantastically distinctive and tragic story to cinema accompanied by crucial a part of her legacy – her music. I’m totally conscious of the duty, with my writing collaborator – Matt Greenhalgh – I’ll create a film that we’ll all love and cherish endlessly. Similar to we do Amy.”
Abela is finest identified for her roles in tv collection Business and COBRA.
Mitch Winehouse had been adamant about casting a comparatively unknown actress to play his daughter. “I wouldn’t thoughts betting it might be an unknown, younger, English — London, cockney — actress who seems to be a bit like Amy,” he stated again in 2018, including, “What we would like is any individual to painting Amy in the best way that she was…the humorous, good, charming and horrible person who she was.”
Again to Black might be distributed within the US by Focus Options.