Again to Black – Biopic on the extreme rise to fame of Amy Winehouse

phrases Alexa Wang Effectively, a biopic based mostly on the lifetime of Amy Winehouse. Is…

phrases Alexa Wang

Effectively, a biopic based mostly on the lifetime of Amy Winehouse. Is it too early or not? I can’t resolve. It’s all the time a bit unusual when it’s nonetheless fairly recent within the reminiscence. On the peak of her fame she was stalked by the press and written about each day although I nonetheless we really feel we barely knew her actually in any respect. This offers along with her early years and her intense rise to fame and never the entire life story and loss of life so not fairly so uncooked perhaps. They appear to have a very good staff in place so hopefully this will probably be a delicate portrayal. The household appear to be supporting this movie as properly so we’ll see.

Acclaimed filmmaker and visible artist Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct and govt produce the movie, with break-out star Marisa Abela (INDUSTRY) touchdown the coveted lead position. BACK TO BLACK was written by Matt Greenhalgh, reuniting the scribe with Taylor-Johnson following their collaboration on Nowhere Boy in 2009. 

Director Sam Taylor-Johnson feedback: My connection to Amy started once I left school and was hanging out within the creatively numerous London borough of Camden. I obtained a job on the legendary KOKO CLUB, and I can nonetheless breathe each market stall, classic store and road… Just a few years later Amy wrote her searingly sincere songs while residing in Camden. Like with me, it turned a part of her DNA. I first noticed her carry out at a expertise present at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Membership in Soho and it was instantly apparent she wasn’t simply ’expertise’… she was genius. As a filmmaker you’ll be able to’t actually ask for extra. I really feel excited and humbled to have this chance to understand Amy’s fantastically distinctive and tragic story to cinema accompanied by an important a part of her legacy – her music. I’m totally conscious of the accountability, with my writing collaborator – Matt Greenhalgh – I’ll create a film that we’ll all love and cherish endlessly. Similar to we do Amy.”  

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The Amy Winehouse Property added: We’re thrilled that STUDIOCANAL, Focus Options and Monumental are making this film celebrating our daughter Amy’s extraordinary music legacy and showcasing her expertise in the best way that it deserves.”

Multi prize-winning visible artist and filmmaker Taylor-Johnson helmed the 2015 blockbuster Fifty Shades of Gray starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. Her further credit embody the acclaimed John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy and A Million Little Items each starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Greenhalgh is an award-winning screenwriter greatest recognized for Management about Pleasure Division frontman Ian Curtis, Nowhere Boy about John Lennon’s youthful years. He was BAFTA nominated in 2018 for Movie Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.  

Marisa Abela most just lately starred within the second season of the hit hedonistic banking drama,“Trade,” from HBO and BBC Two. Her breakout main position as publishing heiress-turned-investment banker, Yasmin Kara-Hanani, has garnered reward from audiences and critics alike, with Selection calling consideration to her “scene-stealing” sensibilities. The critically acclaimed sequence has been renewed for a 3rd season. She has wrapped manufacturing on the Warner Bros. live-action movie adaptation from director Greta Gerwig, “Barbie,” reverse Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.