The upcoming biopic on the late singer Amy Winehouse’s life, ‘Back to Black’ began filming recently and Jack O’Connell is all set to play the role of her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil. The movie will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and Marisa Abela will feature as the late star who passed away in 2011.
O’Connell will play the role of Fielder-Civil who she married in 2007 before their divorce in 2009. Lesley Manville has also joined the cast as Winehouse’s maternal grandmother, and Eddie Marsan will play her father, Mitch Winehouse.
The biopic will “focus on Amy’s extraordinary genius, creativity and honesty that infused everything she did. A journey that took her from the craziness and colour of 90’s Camden High Street to global adoration – and back again, Back To Black crashes through the looking glass of celebrity to watch this journey from behind the mirror, to see what Amy saw, to feel what she felt.” A lot of images and footage has emerged from the set in the past week with Abela, O’Connell and Marsan in character.
“We are thrilled that Studiocanal, Focus Features and Monumental are making this movie celebrating our daughter Amy’s extraordinary music legacy and showcasing her talent in the way that it deserves,” a statement from the late singer’s estate said.
– Riya Sohini