First Trailer Drops For Amy Winehouse Biopic 'Back To Black'

12 January 2024 | 10:21 am | Mary Varvaris

'Back To Black' has been made with the blessing of the Winehouse estate and will feature songs from Amy Winehouse’s career.

'Back To Black' film poster

'Back To Black' film poster (Source: Supplied)

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The trailer for the feature film biopic about the life and music of Amy Winehouse, Back To Black, has received its first movie poster (pictured above) and trailer ahead of its 18 April release date.

The movie, directed by filmmaker and visual artist Sam Taylor-Johnson, showcases Industry star Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse. Matt Greenhalgh penned the script, which depicts the Rehab singer’s early beginnings as a jazz singer and her tumultuous rise to fame.

BAFTA-winning actor Jack O'Connell will join Abela as Winehouse’s husband, Blake Fielder-CivilEddie Marsan as her father, MitchJuliet Cowan as her mother, Janis; and Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated Lesley Manville as her grandmother, Cynthia

Back To Black has been made with the blessing of the Winehouse estate and will feature songs from Amy Winehouse’s career.

In the trailer, Winehouse is clearly a star even in the early days of her career; Abela is magnetic as she captures the singer on stage, walking through streets and in the studio.

In a statement, Taylor-Johnson commented about Abela’s performance, “Discovering a talent like Marisa Abela is akin to finding gold dust. The moment she looked into the lens at her first audition, I knew she was the perfect actor to play Amy Winehouse. She put in an enormous amount of work, attention to every detail and she trained daily for hours to be able to sing throughout the entire movie. She doesn’t impersonate Amy; she inhabits her.”

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You can check out the teaser below.

In addition to Taylor-Johnson and Greenhalgh, Giles Martin (RocketmanThe Beatles: Get Back) handles music production, and Nina Gold (1917, The Power of the Dog) is behind the film's casting.

In August 2021, a documentary about the singer, Amy Winehouse & Me: Dionne’s Storyaired in Australia and around the world. In the documentary, Winehouse's goddaughter Dionne Bromfield paid tribute to the late singer and examined the impact of her death at age 27 in 2011.