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    Who Is Playing Amy Winehouse In Her ‘Back To Black’ Biopic?

    The life of English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse is getting a biopic treatment. The ‘You Know I’m No Good’ hitmaker, known for her sensual jazz vocals, has five Grammy awards, winning for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, as well as Best Pop Vocal Album.

    Winehouse, who has sold more than 30 million records worldwide, is no stranger to the cinematic medium, already having been the scope of filmmakers Asif Kapadia’s documentary ‘Amy.’ The Amy Winehouse biopic is called ‘Back To Black.’ But who will play the coveted part of the beautiful but troubled singer?

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    ‘Back To Back’ is being helmed by director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Having already worked on a John Lenon biopic ‘Nowhere Boy,’ she knows the biopic genre in her bones. The writing duties on the Winehouse biopic belonged to Matt Greenhalgh, who was previously Sam Taylor’s co-writer on ‘Nowhere Boy.’

    Greenlight by the Winehouse estate and currently in production, ‘Back To Black‘ will delve into Amy’s life and career, beginning with her early days in the early 2000s as a North London jazz musician and culminating in her rise to fame as a Grammy-winning star with hit songs like ‘Rehab‘ and ‘Back to Black.‘ The film will also show her struggles with fame and the ugliness it brought her, especially her struggles with drugs and alcohol.

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    Who Is Playing The Role Of Amy In ‘Back To Black’?

    Marisa Abela From 'Industry' Will Play Amy Winehouse
    Marisa Abela

    British actress Marisa Abela is playing Amy Winehouse. The ‘Industry’ breakout won the role after a well-received audition and quickly attached to star in the film. Abela will also be seen in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie‘. 

    Apart from Marisa Abela, Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan, and Lesley Manville will co-star. Deadline reports that Jack O’Connell will bring to life Blake Fielder-Civil, Winehouse’s husband. Eddie Marsan and Lesley Mansville will respectively play Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, and Cynthia Winehouse, her maternal grandmother. 

    Currently underway production, there’s no word on the date of release.

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