Back to Black: Release date, cast and everything we know

Back to Black: Release date, cast and everything we know

Titled “Back to Black,” the upcoming film will explore Amy Winehouse’s journey to fame, her influential music, romantic relationships, and untimely demise. The project has garnered the “full support” of Amy Winehouse’s family and estate. As filming commences on the bustling streets of London, here’s a comprehensive overview of what we currently know about this significant biopic, Back to Black: release date, cast, and more.

Back to Black: Release date

Back to Black: Release date
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Confirmed to hit UK cinemas on April 12, 2024, “Back to Black” awaits an official announcement for its US release date. Following the January 13, 2023, announcement, producers swiftly initiated filming, capturing actors on the bustling streets of London by January 16.

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Back to Black: Cast

Back to Black: Cast
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Announced on January 13, the British-based biopic “Back to Black” boasts an impressive cast and crew. Marisa Abela, known for her role in BBC’s “Cobra,” portrays Amy Winehouse, with striking resemblance. Eddie Marsan from “Ray Donovan” portrays Mitch Winehouse, and Ryan O’Doherty plays Chris Taylor. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, known for “Nowhere Boy,” and produced by StudioCanal, the film delves into Winehouse’s life and tragic death.

Back to Black: Plot

The film will chronicle Amy Winehouse’s journey from her modest beginnings in North London to her meteoric rise with her final album, ‘Back to Black.’ It delves into her tumultuous relationship with Blake Fielder-Civil and her tragic struggles with drug use. Emphasising Winehouse’s vibrant years in early 2000s London, the biopic aims to capture her genius, creativity, and honesty. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson assures that the film will not be a sanitised version, as the family had no control over its direction.

Back to Black: Everything we know

Given the title “Back to Black,” it’s reasonable to expect that the film will feature a soundtrack comprised of songs from Amy Winehouse’s iconic 2006 album. Memorable tracks such as “Rehab,” “You Know I’m No Good,” “Tears Dry On Their Own,” and “Love Is a Losing Game” are likely to be included. Despite her relatively brief career, Winehouse’s immense talent and the success of “Back to Black” led to her winning five Grammys in one night, making her one of just five women at the time to achieve this feat. With the album having sold over 16 million copies worldwide, it’s clear that her music will play a significant role in the film’s narrative and atmosphere.

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