The director of "Fifty Shades of Grey" will shoot a biopic about Amy Winehouse

The director of "Fifty Shades of Grey" will shoot a biopic about Amy Winehouse
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The director of "Fifty Shades of Grey" Sam Taylor-Johnson will shoot the biopic "Back to Black" about the singer Amy Winehouse, who tragically passed away in 2011. Production of the biographical picture, which in the last few years have tried to make in Hollywood, will be carried out by the French film company Studiocanal. The screenplay is by Matt Greenhalgh, who has written such biographical musical dramas as "Control," "Movie Stars Don't Die in Liverpool" and "Becoming John Lennon." He worked with Sam Taylor-Johnson on the latter. Alison Owen, Debra Hayward and Tracy Seaward serve as executive producers.
The film is expected to tell the story of the life and music of Winehouse, who started out as a jazz singer from North London and eventually became a true superstar with hits like "Rehab" and "Back To Black." She died in 2011 at the age of 27 after a long struggle with alcohol and drugs.
After Winehouse died in 2011, Hollywood tried to tell her story by developing various projects, one of which was a Lotus Entertainment studio project starring Noomi Rapace, but none of them ultimately moved forward. In 2015, Studio A24's documentary "Amy" was released, which was a huge success and won an Academy Award.
"Back to Black" is not yet in production and will be produced with the full support of Amy Winehouse's family. Producers and Taylor-Johnson are expected to begin casting the lead role in the coming weeks.