Today music fans were rewarded with the teaser trailer and poster for BACK TO BLACK, the highly anticipated Amy Winehouse feature film from acclaimed filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson. Charting Winehouse’s vibrant years living in London and her intense journey to fame, Taylor-Johnson directs break-out star Marisa Abela (Industry) as music icon Amy Winehouse.
Talking about the film director Sam Taylor-Johnson says: ‘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, attention to every detail and she trained daily for hours to be able to sing throughout the entire movie. She doesn’t impersonate Amy, she inhabits her.‘
Supporting Abela are BAFTA-winning actor Jack O’Connell as Blake Fielder-Civil, Eddie Marsan as Mitch Winehouse, Juliet Cowan as Janis Winehouse and Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated Lesley Manville as Amy’s grandmother, Cynthia.
The film features many of Amy’s hit songs recorded and performed in the film by Marisa Abela, BACK TO BLACK is made with the full support of Universal Music Group and SONY Music Publishing.
The film will hit cinemas on April 12th
WATCH THE FIRST FIRST TRAILER
Released in cinemas across Ireland on 12 April 2024.