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Back to Black Movie Details:

Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English
GenreBiographical, Drama
Release Date12 April 2024 (United Kingdom)
17 May 2024 (United States)
Running Time2hr 2min
Age ratingR
CastMarisa Abela
Jack O’Connell
Eddie Marsan
Juliet Cowan
Lesley Manville
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson
Screenplay byMatt Greenhalgh
Produced byAlison Owen
Debra Hayward
Cinematography by Polly Morgan
Edited by Martin Walsh
Production CompanyMonumental Pictures
Focus Features
Distributor StudioCanal (United Kingdom)
Focus Features (United States)

Back to Black Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse
  • Jack O’Connell as Blake Fielder-Civil
  • Eddie Marsan as Mitch Winehouse
  • Juliet Cowan as Janis Winehouse-Collins
  • Lesley Manville as Cynthia Winehouse


The film will delve into the life and career of Winehouse, beginning with her early days in the early 2000’s as a North London jazz musician and culminating in her rise to fame as a Grammy-winning singer with hit songs like “Rehab” and “Back to Black”.

About Back to Black Movie:

Back to Black is a biographical film based on the life of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, played by Marisa Abela. The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and written by Matt Greenhalgh. The film also stars Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan, Juliet Cowan and Lesley Manville.

After the death of Winehouse in 2011, filmmakers attempted to create a feature biopic with various projects, but none moved forward. One project included one in 2015 from Lotus Entertainment with Noomi Rapace attached to the star.

In October 2018, it was announced that Winehouse’s estate had signed a deal to make a biopic about her life and career. In July 2022, Deadline Hollywood reported that StudioCanal was moving forward with a feature film entitled Back to Black portraying Winehouse’s life and music career. Sam Taylor-Johnson directed from a script by Matt Greenhalgh.

The film features many of Winehouse’s songs from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Publishing and is an American and British co-production with StudioCanal, Focus Features, and Monumental Pictures.

In January 2023, it was reported that Marisa Abela would star as Winehouse. Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan, and Lesley Manville were added to the cast later that month. O’Connell portrays Blake Fielder-Civil, Amy’s husband from 2007 to 2009. Marsan and Manville play Amy’s father and grandmother, Mitch Winehouse and Cynthia Winehouse, respectively. Juliet Cowan portrays Amy’s mother, Janis Winehouse-Collins.

Principal photography took place in London from January to April 2023, with Polly Morgan as cinematographer. Scenes were filmed at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, outside Winehouse’s first flat in Camden Town and at Primrose Hill. In February, scenes were shot inside the Metropolis Studios in Chiswick. From 13 March to 18 March, production moved to Fitzrovia to film scenes at Fitzroy Square. That following week, Abela and O’Connell shot scenes at the London Zoo.

Back to Black will be distributed by Focus Features in the United States (US), with its parent company Universal Pictures distributing internationally excluding the United Kingdom (UK), France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, Scandinavia, and Poland. The film was released by StudioCanal in the UK and Poland on 12 April 2024, followed by Germany, Australia and the Netherlands on 18 April, and France and New Zealand the following week. Focus Features was released in the US on 10 May 2024.


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