Amy Winehouse’s Mentor Mark Ronson “Cut From Star’s Biopic After Actor Filmed Scenes”

Mark Ronson was Amy Winehouse’s producer and collaborator who helped her reach great creative and commercial heights with her biggest songs.

But the Daily Mail reports that the role of Oscar winner Ronson has been cut from forthcoming biopic about the London singer. The movie is named after Winehouse’s second award-winning album and classic track, Back to Black, which Ronson produced.

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It reports that Canadian actor Jeff Tunke filmed scenes in character as Ronson, but the scenes have been cut from the final edit, and Tunke’s name removed from the movie’s credits on IMDB.

The Mail quotes the biopic’s producers who explained: “The character of Mark Ronson has never appeared on screen in the film, so it would not have been possible to ‘cut all the scenes’ involving Mark Ronson as they do not exist.”

Ronson worked with Winehouse during her most productive time, collaborating on tracks Back to Black and Rehab. He later collaborated with Bruno Mars on global hit Uptown Funk, won an Oscar for his song Shallow from A Star is Born and composed the Barbie soundtrack.

He is reported to have previously helped creators of the biopic, taking the team around his studio where he worked with Winehouse, and recounting their time together.

The biopic stars Industry actress Marisa Abela as Winehouse, who died aged 27 in 2011, with Jack O’Connell as Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil and Eddie Marsan as her influential father Mitch. Sam Taylor-Johnson directs. The movie is scheduled for release on April 12.

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