Amy Winehouse Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Height, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Amy Winehouse Wiki, Biography

The upcoming Amy Winehouse biopic will be titled Back to Black and will star Marisa Abela as the Grammy-winning singer. Following Amy’s passing more than a decade ago, Hollywood tried to tell her story with several projects in the works, including one from Lotus Entertainment starring Noomi Rapace.

Unfortunately, none of them worked and the projects were subsequently shelved. In July 2022, Back to Black was officially given the green light. The film is named after the singer’s number-one single. Let’s take a closer look.

First look at Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black biopic and what we know about the movie so far

British actress Marisa Abela, who plays Winehouse in the film, was recently seen wearing the singer’s outfit on the set of the upcoming film. Studio Canal, which will distribute the film in Europe, announced the film on Twitter:

“One of music’s greatest artists, Amy Winehouse, comes to the big screen in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Back to Black. With cameras rolling starting next week, we’re thrilled to release this first look at the star in rise Marisa Abela as Amy”.

Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the film. She had previously directed a biopic about the young John Lennon, Nowhere Boy, in 2008, starring her now-husband, Aaron Taylor Johnson.

Sam Taylor-Johnson has always been a fan of the singer with an otherworldly voice. He spoke highly of Winehouse in an interview:

“My connection with Amy began when I left university and was hanging out in the creatively diverse London Borough of Camden. I first saw her perform at a talent show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho, and it was immediately obvious that it wasn’t just ‘talent’…she was great. As a filmmaker, you really couldn’t ask for more.”

Alison Owen and Debra Hayward are producing the film with Nicky Kentish-Barnes serving as executive producer. Nina Gold is responsible for casting, with Ron Halpern and Joe Naftalin serving as executive producers and supervising for StudioCanal.

Who was Amy Winehouse and how did she die?

Amy Jade Winehouse, born September 14, 1983, was an English singer-songwriter. She was famous for her deep, expressive contralto voice and for fusing various musical genres, including soul, rhythm, blues, and jazz.

Winehouse’s debut album Frank was released in 2003. Many of the songs on the album were jazz-influenced, and most of the songs were written by the singer herself. The song Stronger Than Me earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

Her second album, Back to Black, was released in 2006 and became an international hit and one of the best-selling albums in UK history. At the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008, she won five awards, becoming the first British woman to do so. Her awards included three “Big Four” Grammy Awards, a testament to her being a generational talent.

Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27. After her death, Back to Black became the best-selling album of the 21st century in the UK for a time. VH1 ranked her number 26 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.