Back to Black, the in-production Amy Winehouse biopic starring Marisa Abela, finally has a release date. The Sam Taylor-Johnson–directed film will open in UK theaters on April 12, and comes to the United States on May 10.
Principal photography on Back to Black began earlier this year in London, with Jack O’Connell appearing alongside Abela as Blake Fielder-Civil, Winehouse’s former husband. Taylor-Johnson completed the film with writer Martin Greenhalgh; the pair previously worked together on the 2009 John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy.
Made with support from the late singer’s estate, Back to Black been in the works since 2018, and Taylor-Johnson was announced as its new director last year. Though Winehouse was the subject of the Academy Award–winning documentary Amy in 2015, her family members roundly criticized the film, calling it a “misleading” and “unbalanced” portrayal of the singer.
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