First Look at Sam Taylor-Johnson’s ‘Back To Black’ Starring Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse

First Look at Sam Taylor-Johnson’s ‘Back To Black’ Starring Marisa Abela

The first look at Sam Taylor-Johnson’s ‘Back To Black’ starring Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse has been revealed by Focus Features. Check out the image below.

First Look at Sam Taylor-Johnson’s ‘Back To Black’ Starring Marisa Abela
Image Source: Focus Features

Focus Features and Monumental Pictures are joining StudioCanal in partnering on the project, which is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson from a screenplay by Matt Greenhalgh. The biopic is about Grammy-winning singer ‘Amy Winehouse‘ who tragically passed away in 2011.

Monumental Pictures’ Alison Owen and Debra Hayward are producing, with Nicky Kentish-Barnes, Ron Halpern, and Joe Naftalin executive producing. The film will be distributed by Focus Features in the United States, with Universal Pictures Worldwide handling international distribution with the exception of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia/New Zealand, Benelux, Scandinavia, and Poland, which will be handled by Studiocanal. Filming will begin in London on Monday.

In an official press statement,

the project “will focus on Amy’s extraordinary genius, creativity and honesty that infused everything she did. A journey that took her from the craziness and color of 90’s Camden High Street to global adoration — and back again, Back to Black crashes through the looking glass of celebrity to watch this journey from behind the mirror, to see what Amy saw, to feel what she felt.”

Taylor-Johnson said, “My connection to Amy began when I left college and was hanging out in the creatively diverse London borough of Camden. I got a job at the legendary KOKO CLUB, and I can still breathe every market stall, vintage shop and street… A few years later Amy wrote her searingly honest songs whilst living in Camden. Like with me, it became part of her DNA. I first saw her perform at a talent show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho and it was immediately obvious she wasn’t just ’talent’… she was genius. As a filmmaker you can’t really ask for more.”

Source: THR

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Elina Raven is an author and content writer for maxblizz. Elina completed her graduation in MA Screen Production - Screenwriting and Documentary at the University Of the West Of England, Bristol.

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