The popularity of musical biopics continues to grow in Hollywood and today it is the turn of Amy Winehouse. After Amy, the moving documentary that Asif Kapadia dedicated to her in 2015, presented at the Cannes Film Festival and which won the Oscar for Best Documentary Film, the famous British singer will also be entitled to her biopic, according to Deadline. new project, called Back to Black, in reference to his second and last album, will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director of 50 shades of Grey, who also directed Nowhere Boy, a biopic dedicated to John Lennon. It will explore the vertiginous rise of the singer, her successes but also her many dark sides, until her death eleven years ago, at the age of 27. According to Variety, the scenario of Back to Black, written by Matt Greenhalgh, was approved by those close to the artist and in particular Mitch Winehouse, his father, who had strongly criticized Asif Kapadia’s documentary despite the numerous testimonies of his relatives in the film. It is unknown for the moment who will interpret the singer. Recently, Noomi Rapace should have played the blues artist, but the film never saw the light of day. Since the death of Amy Winehouse, Hollywood has wanted to recount her tragic fate on several occasions, but all projects seem to have been aborted.
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