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“Back to Black” Biopic Trailer is OUT! Back to Amy Winehouse

By The Hyperhive


16 January 2024

Amy Winehouse Biopic

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In a much-anticipated move, producers StudioCanal and Monumental Pictures have unveiled the first international teaser trailer for “Back to Black.” The upcoming music biopic delves into the life of the late Amy Winehouse. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, known for her work on “Nowhere Boy” and “50 Shades of Grey,” the film stars Marisa Abela as the iconic British soul sensation.

Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” Biopic

The teaser, released recently, provides a captivating glimpse into the movie. The film is set to bow in the UK on April 12, and a U.S. release on May 10. The narration, penned by Matt Greenhalgh, offers a poignant exploration of Winehouse’s early years in London, her meteoric rise to fame, and the creation of her groundbreaking studio album, “Back to Black.”

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The biopic is made with the full support of The Amy Winehouse Estate, Universal Music Group, and Sony Music Publishing. It promises to feature many of Winehouse’s hit songs, including the titular track, “Rehab,” “Valerie,” etc. Winehouse, in her short career, sold over 30 million records worldwide but struggled with addiction and intrusive media attention. She tragically passed away on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27, from an accidental alcohol overdose.

Amy Winehouse Biopic
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“Back to Black” will focus on Winehouse’s perspective, providing an unapologetic look at the woman behind the phenomenon and the intimate relationships that inspired one of the most legendary albums of all time. The narrative is expected to give audiences a never-before-seen glimpse into Winehouse’s journey to fame. It captures both the highs and lows of her career.

The Cast and Crew

Amy Winehouse Biopic
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The Amy Winehouse biopic cast includes Jack O’Connell as Amy’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil. Eddie Marsan and Juliet Cowan play Amy’s parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, and Lesley Manville as Amy’s grandmother, Cynthia. Abela, who plays Amy is a rising British talent known for her role in HBO’s “Industry.” Critics are already praising her transformative performance as Winehouse in last summer’s blockbuster, “Barbie.”

The “Back to Black” trailer portrays Abela as Winehouse in her signature beehive hairdo and heavy black eyeliner. She is commanding the stage at nightclubs and reflecting on her deep connection with music. The film aims to provide a genuine and respectful portrayal of Winehouse. Moreover, Taylor-Johnson emphasizes the responsibility of telling Winehouse’s “beautifully unique and tragic story.”

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Abela’s portrayal of Winehouse in the trailer has already garnered attention, showcasing the actress as a dead ringer for the late music icon. Taylor-Johnson, who serves as an executive producer alongside Ron Halpern and StudionCanal’s senior VP global production, Joe Naftalin, expressed her excitement about Abela’s performance. In an interview, Taylor-Johnson mentioned how Abela embodied Winehouse during auditions, leaving the team in awe of her authenticity.

As the biopic trend continues with films like “Elvis” and “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” “Back to Black” stands out as a promising addition. It offers a comprehensive exploration of Amy Winehouse’s unparalleled talent and the complex personal journey that captivated the world. The movie is poised to be a heartfelt tribute to a musical legend. It reminds audiences of the indelible mark Winehouse left on the industry before her untimely departure.

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Did you see the trailer? What did you think?

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