First Trailer for Amy Winehouse Biopic “Back to Black” Arrives

The first trailer for director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s (Nowhere Boy, 50 Shades of Grey) Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black has arrived, giving us a look at rising star Marisa Abela’s (Industry) performance as the powerhouse, Grammy-winning British soul singer.

Back to Black is written by Nowhere Boy and Control screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh, and Taylor-Johnson’s film was given the crucial support of The Amy Winehouse Estate, Sony Music Publishing, and Universal Music Group. This means you’ll be hearing a bevy of Winehouse’s songs, including, of course, the title track. Winehouse’s life was cut short–she died on July 23, 2001, at the age of 27 of an accidental alcohol overdose—yet she’d already become a worldwide phenomenon, selling more than 30 million records across the globe.

“Painting a vivid, vibrant picture of the Camden streets she called home and capturing the struggles of global fame, Back to Black honors Amy’s artistry, wit, and honesty, as well as trying to understand her demons,” the film’s synopsis reads. “An unflinching look at the modern celebrity machine and a powerful tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent.”

Joining Abela in the cast are Jack O’Connell as Amy’s ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, Eddie Marsan and Juliet Cowan as Amy’s parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, and Lesley Manville as Amy’s grandmother, Cynthia.

Check out the trailer below. Back to Black arrives in the U.S. on May 10.

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Featured image: Marisa Abela stars as Amy Winehouse in director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s BACK TO BLACK, a Focus Features release. Credit : Courtesy of Dean Rogers/Focus Features


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