Focus Options releases a primary have a look at Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse in “Again to Black.”
Focus Options has acquired “Again to Black,” the upcoming biopic of the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, releasing a first-look picture from the movie that includes actress Marisa Abela as Winehouse. Studiocanal introduced it had partnered with Focus Options and Monumental Photos to make the music drama a actuality. Sam Taylor-Johnson, recognized for “50 Shades of Grey” and her directorial debut “Nowhere Boy,” is directing the movie.
The movie will observe Winehouse’s rise to fame by means of her 2006 album, Again to Black, earlier than her loss of life in 2011 from alcohol poisoning. The biopic was initially introduced in July, whereas a number of movies about Winehouse’s profession have been in growth since 2011. In 2015, the documentary about her life, “Amy,” gained Finest Documentary Characteristic on the Academy Awards.
In July, Selection introduced that Marisa Abela had emerged because the frontrunner to play Winehouse in “Again to Black.” Abela is finest recognized for her function as Yasmin Kara-Hanani in HBO’s “Trade,” which started its second season final yr. The British actor’s different credit embody the Sky TV sequence “COBRA,” and the movies “Rogue Agent” and “She Is Love.”
“Again to Black” is developed from a script by “Nowhere Boy” screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh and can characteristic lots of Amy Winehouse’s most well-known songs with the assist of her property, Common Music Group, and Sony Music Publishing. Greenhalgh and Taylor-Johnson final labored collectively on “Nowhere Boy,” a biopic in regards to the childhood of John Lennon, proving that the 2 are already conversant in making a characteristic movie across the lifetime of a music icon.
Focus Options will distribute the movie in the USA, whereas Studiocanal will deal with distribution within the UK, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, Scandinavia, and Poland. Common Photos Worldwide will deal with worldwide distribution on a broader scale. Filming is because of start in London on January 16.
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