Amy Winehouse: Singer biopic with 'Fifty Shades of Grey' director


July 16, 2022

The film titled 'Back To Black' has the approval of Amy Winehouse's family.
The story of Amy Winehouse will soon grace the big screen.

Sam Taylor-Johnson, who directed 'Fifty Shades of Grey', has confirmed that she will helm the Amy Winehouse biopic 'Back To Black', which has the same title as the second and last album of the late singer.
 
"This is a movie that is a dream to helm," Sam Taylor-Johnson wrote in an Instagram post, adding: "I'm ready, let's go..."

The script of the film is signed by Matt Greenhalgh, while the production is undertaken by Studiocanal along with Alison Owen and Debra Hayward and Tracey Seaward, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The film has also received the full support of Amy Winehouse's family.

Amy Winehouse - Virgin Mobile V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, Britain - 17 Aug 2008
While details of the film's plot have yet to be revealed, 'Back To Black' is expected to follow the story of Amy Winehouse from her humble beginnings as a local jazz singer in North London to her post-release triumph at the Grammy Awards chart-topping songs such as 'Rehab' and 'Back To Black'.

Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning at her home in London on 23 July 2011 aged 27.
 
After her tragic death, there have been many attempts to produce a film about Amy Winehouse.
 
In August 2021, Halcyon Studios announced a film based on Daphne Barak's 2010 book Saving Amy. The book is based on six months of filming – including 40 hours of footage, exclusive photos and notes – the which Barak performed with Winehouse and her family during the last three years of her life.

In 2015, he released the documentary 'Amy', directed by Asif Kapadia, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and subsequently won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.

In July 2021, the BBC aired a documentary entitled 'Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On', in which Amy's mother, Janis Winehouse, detailed her daughter's life. The film was first screened on the ten-year anniversary of Winehouse's death.