An image of Marisa Abella playing Amy Winehouse in an upcoming film about a singer called Back to Black has been released.
The 26-year-old actress, who starred in the BBC Two series Industry and Sky One’s drama Cobra, is set to start filming next week for a biopic named after the artist’s famous album and song.
In a photo released by production company Studio Canal UK, Abella is seen in Winehouse’s trademark hair, makeup and earrings.
Studio Canal UK said:
Previously, Nowhere Boy and Fifty Shades of Grey’s Sam Taylor-Johnson had been announced as the film’s director, and the production company has spoken of “the life and music of a legendary artist.”
When Abella was nominated for the role on Friday, she shared a photo of herself near the Winehouse mural and wrote on Instagram, “I love you, Amy.”
Referring to Winehouse’s speech at the 2008 Grammy Awards, Abella also wrote: This is for London. Camden Town will never burn out. ”
At that year’s Grammy Awards, the singer won Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, all in Rehab, and Best Back to Black. It won Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.
One of the leading talents of her generation, Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning at her home in Camden, North London, on 23 July 2011, at the age of 27.
Known for her soulful voice and songs like “Love Is A Losing Game” and “Tears Dry On Their Own,” she has also collaborated with Mark Ronson on a cover of Valerie.