A Biopic about the Late, Great Amy Winehouse is in the Works

‘Back to Black’ will be directed by Sam-Taylor-Johnson

As Deadline reports, it took years of planning in Hollywood to get the biopic of one of the great voices of modern soul, late British singer Amy Winehouse, who tragically passed back in 2011.

It will be Studiocanal and Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson that will be working on Back to Black, a Grammy-winning singer’s story. The script has been written by Matt Greenhalgh and the project is now moving fast following Taylor-Johnson boarding the project.

The film is expected to take a look at the life and music of Winehouse who started off as a budding North London jazz singer to eventually became a Grammy-winning music superstar with hit records that included “Rehab” and “Back To Black.” Her life would eventually be cut short in 2011 at age 27 following a long battle with alcohol and drugs

Following her death in 2011, Hollywood has since tried to tell her story with various projects going into development including one from Lotus Entertainment with Noomi Rapace attached to star but ultimately none moving forward. While a feature film has yet to make it into production, the 2015 A24 doc Amy was a huge success, ultimately winning the Oscar for best documentary.

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