Amy Winehouse Biopic ‘Back to Black’ Set With ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Director Sam Taylor-Johnson

Amy Winehouse Biopic ‘Back to Black’ Set With ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Director Sam Taylor-Johnson

A biopic about Amy Winehouse is in the works, helmed by “Nowhere Boy” director Sam Taylor-Johnson.

European studio Studiocanal is backing the film, which has been tightly under wraps. Variety understands that a script for the movie has begun circulating and is now in casting stages.

The film is believed to be very much a passion project for Taylor-Johnson, who was a close friend of Winehouse’s.

Interestingly, sources tell Variety that the project has the support of Mitch Winehouse, the late singer’s father, who was portrayed in a negative light in the Oscar-winning documentary “Amy.” Mitch Winehouse also participated in the 2021 BBC documentary “Reclaiming Amy,” which marked the 10-year anniversary of Amy’s death.

The script has been written by Matt Greenhalgh. Studiocanal is producing with Alison Owen and Debra Hayward alongside Tracey Seaward.

Winehouse died at 27 of alcohol poisoning in 2011.

More to come. 

 

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