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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...

Joker 2 Composer Begins Working on Folie à Deux Music

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As production continues on Joker: Folie à Deux, award-winning composer Hildur Guðnadóttir has officially confirmed her return as the composer for the forthcoming sequel. Speaking with Variety, the Icelandic composer revealed that she has begun composing the music for the Joaquin Phoenix and Lady Gaga-led DC film, which will reportedly feature some musical elements to the story. Guðnadóttir also feels that she is hitting her peak as an artist at 40. “I have a better understanding of what I need to function as a person – what helps me maintain my body, my mind, and my creative process,” the composer said. “I feel I’m just starting to learn that now. I’m not very strategic about how I choose new projects. It’s normally quite obvious very fast whether a project will resonate with m...

Linus Roache Reflects on Batman Begins: Christopher Nolan Was ‘Magical’

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During a recent interview with ComingSoon, actor Linus Roache revealed how he looks back on his time working with critically acclaimed director Christopher Nolan on the first of his iconic Batman films. Roache, who played Thomas Wayne in Batman Begins, spoke about how only seven days of work on the film has impacted his entire life. “I look back on it like, ‘Wow, that was seven days’ work and I seem to get more recognition or acknowledgment for it than many things I’ve done!’ The beginning of an iconic era of Batman and I don’t think I realized how significant it was going to be,” Roache stated. “People come and quote that line at me, ‘Why do we fall down, Bruce? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up again.’ People say, ‘That changed my life. That really helped.’ ...