The film “Back To Black“, about the story of Amy Winehouse, is taking shape. The team is in advanced negotiations with actress Marisa Abela to play the English singer. Little known, Marisa acted in the series “Cobra” (2020) and “Industria” (2020-2022).
She is English like Amy Winehouse and is currently 25 years old – close to the age of the singer’s death (27). She also has Jewish ancestry like Amy. This also pleased the producers.
According to Variety, multiple sources have assured her that she is her favorite for the role of Amy. But there are still other actresses in dispute. According to the article, the film’s production has always aimed to work with an unknown, rookie actress. This makes it easier for the public to buy her as Amy Winehouse.
Marisa Abela is in early talks to star as Amy Winehouse in a biopic ‘BACK TO BLACK’ from director Sam Taylor-Johnson.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) July 28, 2022
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In addition to the aforementioned television roles, Marisa Abela can be seen in 2023 in the movie “Barbie“. But with a supporting role.
“Back To Black” will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the same filmmaker behind “Fifty Shades of Grey” (2015). Taylor-Johnson was a friend of Amy Winehouse. The film’s script is in the hands of Matt Greenhalgh, who also wrote the screenplay for “Control: The Ian Curtis Story” (2007).
It is known that Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch, is supporting the project. He has objected to other posthumous advances involving his daughter’s name, such as the Oscar-winning documentary “Amy” (2015), but this one approves.