An Amy Winehouse biopic is in the works titled ‘Back To Black’ with Sam Taylor-Johnson set to direct. According to Deadline, Back to Black is the film based on the life of the Grammy-winning singer who tragically passed in 2011.
The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades) and the script is written by Matt Greenhalgh. As per the source, The film is expected to take a look at the life and music of Winehouse who started off as a budding North London jazz singer to eventually become a Grammy-winning music superstar with hit records that included Rehab and Back To Black. Her life would eventually be cut short in 2011 at age 27 following a long battle with alcohol and drugs.
Hollywood is waiting to tell her tragic death since her death in 2011, the multiple projects going into development including one from Lotus Entertainment with Noomi Rapace attached to star but ultimately none moving forward. the A 24 document Amy in 2015 was a huge success and won the Oscar for best documentary.
The film is made with full support from Amy Winehouse’s estate and producers, the star who plays Amy Winehouse will be announced in a few weeks. Studiocanal is producing with Alison Owen and Debra Hayward alongside Tracey Seaward.