“Back to Black” Unveils Captivating Full Trailer: Marisa Abela Steps into Amy Winehouse’s Shoes

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The much-anticipated biopic, “Back to Black,” which delves into the extraordinary life of the iconic singer Amy Winehouse, has just released its gripping full trailer. The spotlight is on Marisa Abela, who brilliantly portrays the late Amy Winehouse, giving audiences a glimpse into the artist’s tumultuous journey and enduring legacy.

Amy Winehouse, a globally acclaimed singer, left an indelible mark on the music industry before her tragic demise at the age of 27 in 2011. “Back to Black” pays homage to the soulful artist, capturing the essence of her life on the vibrant streets of Camden while navigating the challenges of global fame.

The official synopsis for the film describes “Back to Black” as a celebration of the most iconic and sorely missed homegrown star of the 21st century. The biopic presents a vivid and poignant portrayal of Amy Winehouse, acknowledging her artistry, wit, and honesty, while also delving into the demons she faced.

“Back to Black” explores the intricacies of the modern celebrity machine, offering an unflinching look at the highs and lows of global stardom. It serves as a powerful tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent whose music continues to resonate with audiences worldwide.

Marisa Abela’s portrayal of Amy Winehouse adds depth and authenticity to the film, capturing the spirit of the legendary singer. The full trailer promises an emotional and compelling cinematic experience, inviting fans and newcomers alike to join in the celebration of Amy’s life and talent.

“Back to Black” is set to be a must-watch biopic, providing an intimate look at the highs and lows of Amy Winehouse’s remarkable journey. The film is poised to be a touching tribute to an artist whose legacy endures through her timeless music.

The Official Trailer for New Amy Winehouse Biopic, ‘Back To Black’ Has Just Dropped

STUDIOCANAL and Monumental Pictures reveal the international teaser trailer and poster for the highly anticipated film “BACK TO BLACK,” directed by acclaimed filmmaker and visual artist Sam Taylor-Johnson. The movie is set to grace Australian cinemas on April 18, 2024.

Exploring Amy Winehouse’s vibrant years in London and her tumultuous path to stardom, Taylor-Johnson helms the talented Marisa Abela (Industry), who steps into the shoes of the iconic music figure Amy Winehouse.

Alongside Marisa Abela, the cast includes the BAFTA-winning Jack O’Connell as Blake Fielder-Civil, Eddie Marsan as Mitch Winehouse, Juliet Cowan as Janis Winehouse, and the Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated Lesley Manville portraying Amy’s grandmother, Cynthia.

Backed by a lineup of Amy’s chart-topping songs performed by Marisa Abela, the film “BACK TO BLACK” receives full support from Universal Music Group and SONY Music Publishing.

Director Sam Taylor-Johnson expresses, “Discovering a talent like Marisa Abela is akin to finding gold dust. The moment she looked into the lens at her first audition, I knew she was the perfect actor to play Amy Winehouse. She put in an enormous amount of work, paying attention to every detail, and trained daily for hours to be able to sing throughout the entire movie. She doesn’t impersonate Amy, she inhabits her.”

Crafted by Matt Greenhalgh (Nowhere Boy, Control), the screenplay for “BACK TO BLACK” has Giles Martin (Rocketman, The Beatles: Get Back) overseeing music production, and Nina Gold (1917, The Power of the Dog) leading the film’s casting.

Produced by Alison Owen (Saving Mr Banks, Me Before You, Elizabeth) and Debra Hayward (Les Miserables, Bridget Jones’s Baby) of Monumental Pictures, along with Nicky Kentish-Barnes (About Time, Everest, About A Boy), “BACK TO BLACK” is executive produced by Sam Taylor-Johnson, Ron Halpern, and SVP Global Production Joe Naftalin on behalf of STUDIOCANAL.