Studiocanal will create an Amy Winehouse biopic, ‘Back to Black,’ directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (‘Fifty Shades Darker’) and directed by Matt Greenhalgh (‘ Queer as Folk’), and casting will begin soon.
‘Back to Black’ will focus on the music and life of Winehouse, who went from a budding North London jazz singer to a Grammy-winning music superstar, releasing such hit albums as ‘Frank’, ‘Back to Black’, ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ and more. Treasures’ and other hit albums. But her long struggle with alcohol and drug addiction led to her death in 2011 at the age of 27.
Hollywood has been developing a biopic of Winehouse for years, and a Lotus Entertainment production that was set to star Noomi Rapace ultimately failed to do so.
While no feature film focusing on Winehouse has yet been released, the 2015 A24-produced documentary ‘Amy’ was a huge success, winning the Academy Award for Best Documentary.