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Amy Winehouse’s life story could make it to film after all these years, as per reports from Deadline and Variety.
The film, titled Back to Black, will have Sam Taylor-Johnson, who is famous for her work on Nowhere Boy and Fifty Shades of Grey, as director and Matt Greenhalgh as the writer. Studiocanal, Alison Owen, Debra Hayward, and Tracey Seaward as producers.
It was recently reported that the Amy Winehouse Estate is supporting the new project, as well as the late musician’s father, Mitchell Winehouse.
Amy Winehouse’s death in 2011 prompted a documentary about her life and legacy. The film won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature Film at an Academy Awards ceremony. But it was heavily criticized by Mitchell.
After the success of Amy, rumors circulated that Irish director Kristen Sheridan would write and helm a Winehouse biopic featuring Noomi Rapace in 2015. But the Sheridan project did not make it through.
In 2018, reports revealed that Alison Owen and Debra Hayward would produce a Winehouse biopic with Geoff Deane as writer. It would be sanctioned by the Winehouse family. Owen and Hayward would stay as producers of the latest version of the biopic.
The latest biopic should not be demented with the documentary Amy Winehouse – Back to Black, a film about the production of the Back to Black album.