Grab a box of tissues and draw on some winged eyeliner, because the tragically short life of Amy Winehouse is coming soon to a theater near you.
The “Rehab” singer, who died in 2011 at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning, is the subject of an upcoming biopic. But while some fans of her music are excited to explore Winehouse’s story and songs—and introduce them to a new generation—others are already skeptical of the project.
The final product remains to be seen. For now, here’s everything we know about Back to Black.
Who’s making it?
The film is written by Matt Greenhalgh and directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, who previously collaborated on Nowhere Boy, a film about the early years of John Lennon. It’s reported in some places that the script is based on Daphne Barak’s book Saving Amy, but that book appears to have been the basis of a different biopic that isn’t going forward, per People.
Both Universal Music Group and the Amy Winehouse estate are on board with the project, meaning that the filmmakers will have access to all her songs.
Who’s in the cast?
Marisa Abela, star of Industry on HBO (BBC2 if you’re across the pond), will play the iconic singer.