Amy Winehouse Biopic Back to Black Gets New Trailer: Watch

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Amy Winehouse Biopic Back to Black Gets New Trailer: Watch

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the film stars Marisa Abela as the late jazz singer

Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse

Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse in “BACK TO BLACK – Official Trailer [HD] – Only In Theaters May 17” (Focus Features/YouTube)

Back to Black, the new Amy Winehouse biopic directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, has an official trailer after last month’s teaser. Marisa Abela portrays the late singer in her ascendancy from a plucky teenager to a troubled icon of jazz and pop; the trailer focuses on her bloody-minded approach to her career, and the friends, family, and other figures who were beside her along the way. Watch it below.

Winehouse already got the documentary treatment in 2015 by way of Amy, Asif Kapaida’s more probing documentary, which showcased the singer’s struggles with addiction and malign influences before her death from alcohol poisoning in 2011. However, Back to Black differs from the other documentary about the star, Amy Winehouse – Back to Black, which tracked the making of the Back to Black album.

Back to Black now hits U.S. theaters on May 17, a week later than previously announced. Made with the blessing of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, the film was written by Matt Greenhalgh and drew inspiration from “Amy’s deeply personal and honest lyrics.” Starring opposite Abela are Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan, and Lesley Manville.

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