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Production Begins on Amy Winehouse Biopic ‘Back to Black’

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Focus Features announced today that production begins next week on Back to Black, a fiction film based on the life of Amy Winehouse. According to a press release, the film is “about Amy Winehouse’s vibrant years living in London in the early aughts and her intense journey to fame.” The movie includes much of Winehouse’s music and is being produced with support from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Publishing, and Winehouse’s estate. (Winehouse died in 2011 at the age of 27.) Marisa Abela, pictured above, plays Winehouse in the film. The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose filmography includes the first Fifty Shades of Grey and the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy. Here was her comment on the start of production on the film: My conn...