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Amy Winehouse biopic movie confirms UK release date

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The Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black has confirmed its UK release date for next year.

Set for release in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on April 12, 2024, the movie from director Sam Taylor-Johnson will focus on Winehouse's intense journey to fame and her years spent living in London.

"Back to Black 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," reads the synopsis.

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As well as confirming the release date, an exclusive close-up image of Industry star Marisa Abela as Winehouse was released in which the star looks almost indistinguishable from the iconic singer.

Joining lead star Abela in the cast are Skins' Jack O'Connell, The Crown actress Lesley Manville and The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe's Eddie Marsan who is playing the singer's father Mitch Winehouse.

Written by Matt Greenhalgh, the biopic will see Greenhalgh reuniting with Taylor-Johnson following their collaboration on the 2009 John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy.

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Taking on producing duties are Debra Hayward (Bridget Jones's Baby) and Alison Owen (Me Before You). Nicky Kentish-Barnes will executive produce alongside Ron Halpern and Joe Naftalin.

Previously speaking about the project, director Taylor-Johnson said: "I feel excited and humbled to have this opportunity to realise Amy's beautifully unique and tragic story to cinema accompanied by the most important part of her legacy – her music," she said.

"I am fully aware of the responsibility, with my writing collaborator – Matt Greenhalgh – I will create a movie that we will all love and cherish forever. Just like we do Amy."

Back to Black is set to be released in the UK and Ireland on April 12, 2024.

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