The latest trailer for “Back to Black,” the upcoming biopic about the late British singer Amy Winehouse, starring Marisa Abela from “Industry,” delves into Winehouse’s rapid ascent to fame.
In the trailer, Winehouse, portrayed by Abela, expresses her artistic ambitions, distinguishing herself from the pop culture of her time: “Do you know what ‘Girl Power’ means to me? Sarah Vaughan, Lauryn Hill,” she asserts. “You need to know this: I ain’t no Spice Girl.”
Winehouse’s dedication to her craft is emphasized as she remarks, “I don’t write songs to be famous. I write songs ’cause I got to make something good out of something bad.” Additionally, the trailer sheds light on Winehouse’s tumultuous marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil.
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the biopic promises to chronicle Winehouse’s journey from her early days in Camden to the creation of her acclaimed album “Back to Black,” which propelled her to international stardom. Described as a deeply personal exploration inspired by Winehouse’s lyrics, the film delves into the complexities of the iconic artist and her poignant love story.
Taylor-Johnson, reflecting on her connection to Winehouse, shared, “My connection to Amy began when I left college and was hanging out in the creatively diverse London borough of Camden… A few years later Amy wrote her searingly honest songs whilst living in Camden. Like with me, it became part of her DNA.”
“Back to Black,” listed among Rolling Stone’s 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2024, features Eddie Marsan as Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, and Juliet Cowan as Winehouse’s mother, Janis Winehouse-Collins. Produced with support from the Amy Winehouse Estate, Universal Music Group, and Sony Music Publishing.
While initially slated for release on May 10, the film’s premiere has been postponed by one week to May 17.