Amy Winehouse biopic: first photo released of Marisa Abela as late singer
Industry actor pictured with singer’s trademark beehive, as Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Back to Black set to start shooting this month
Last year it was announced that Sam Taylor-Johnson would direct an Amy Winehouse biopic titled Back to Black. Now the first image has been released of Marisa Abela in the title role, wearing the late singer’s trademark black beehive and gold hoop earrings.
Back to Black will chronicle Winehouse’s time living in London in the early 00s and her rise to fame. The film was written by the Manchester-born screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh, who wrote the script for Taylor-Johnson’s 2009 John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, and unlike the Oscar-winning 2015 documentary Amy, Back to Black has been authorised by the Amy Winehouse estate.