Marisa Abela will play Amy Winehouse within the biopic ‘Again to Black’.
The ‘Trade’ actress has landed the lead function within the film in regards to the tragic singer that’s in growth at Focus Options.
Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the film and it’s understood that Marisa’s audition impressed movie bosses and put her in pole place to land the function.
Abela quickly signed on and Focus moved shortly to land distribution rights for the undertaking.
Taylor-Johnson was shut associates with Amy earlier than her tragic dying on the age of 27 in 2011 and it mentioned that her film has the total assist of the late singer’s father Mitch Winehouse.
Numerous tasks about Amy have been in growth however none have come to fruition. The 2015 Asif Kapadia documentary ‘Amy’ proved profitable and received an Oscar however was criticised for being “deceptive” by Mitch.
Taylor-Johnson mentioned: “My connection to Amy started once I left school and was hanging out within the creatively numerous London borough of Camden.
“I obtained a job on the legendary Kolo Membership, and I can nonetheless breathe each market stall, classic store and road… A number of years later Amy wrote her searingly sincere songs while residing in Camden.
“Like with me, it grew to become a part of her DNA. I first noticed her carry out at a expertise present at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Membership in Soho and it was instantly apparent she wasn’t simply ‘expertise’… she was genius.”
The ‘Fifty Shades of Gray’ director mentioned: “As a filmmaker you may’t ask for extra. I really feel excited and humbled to have this chance to grasp Amy’s superbly distinctive and tragic story to cinema accompanied by a very powerful a part of her legacy – her music.
“I’m absolutely conscious of the duty, with my writing collaborator – Matt Greenhalgh – I’ll create a film that we’ll all love and cherish perpetually. Similar to we do Amy.”