Marie Gicquel 8:25 a.m., January 25, 2023

Filming for the biopic about the life and career of Amy Winehouse began on January 17 in London, UK.

The feature film, signed by the British Sam Taylor-Johnson, entitled "Back to Black" in reference to his hit, is already the subject of criticism.

The first leaked photos are not unanimous.

On July 23, 2011, the whole world learned of the death of Amy Winehouse.

British director Sam Taylor-Johnson looks back on her life and tragic death at the age of 27 in a film titled

Back to Black

- the title of one of the singer's iconic hits.

The filming of the biopic has just started in London, on January 17, and the critics are already raining.

The actress chosen to play the singer with the hoarse voice and the legendary black sauerkraut is called Marisa Abela.

The actress of series would not look like the singer at all and the costumes would be similar to Halloween costumes, some say.

The first photos have already leaked and caused a lot of reaction.

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The singer's father defends the biopic

The first defender of the project is the father of Amy Winehouse herself.

Mitchell Winehouse manages his daughter's estate and advises the production of the film.

He wants a feature film in the line of biopics like

Bohemian Rhapsody


Rocket Man

, two big hits at the global box office, bringing in several hundred million euros and winning awards.

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This is the trajectory that this biopic on Amy Winehouse would take, whose memory, more than ten years after her death, fuels a lucrative business.

Last year, an auction of her wardrobe brought in $4 million.