Jack O’Connell got the role of Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil in the upcoming biopic about the singer’s life.
“Back to Black,” directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, which began filming last week, starring Marisa Abela from “Industry” as the late star who passed away in 2011.
It has now been confirmed that O’Connell, known for his roles in films such as “71” and “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” from Netflix, will play Fielder-Civil, whom Winehouse married in 2007 before their divorce two years later.
Deadline also confirmed that Leslie Manville from “Phantom Thread” has joined the cast as Winehouse’s maternal grandmother, and Eddie Marsan from “Bon Voyage” will play Mitch Winehouse, the singer’s father.
Back To Black is intended to “focus on Amy’s extraordinary genius, creativity and honesty that permeated everything she did. The journey that took her from the craziness and color of the Camden High Street of the 90s to universal adoration – and back, Back To Black breaks into the mirror of a celebrity to watch this journey from behind the mirror to see what Amy saw, to feel what she felt.”
Footage and footage of the shootings emerged last week, including Abela, O’Connell and Marsan in the images.
Matt Greenhalgh wrote the script for the film, and the producers were Alison Owen, Debra Hayward and Nicky Kentish-Barnes.
The biopic will feature Winehouse’s songs, and it has received approval from the estate of the late singer.
“We are thrilled that Studiocanal, Focus Features and Monumental are making this film celebrating our daughter Amy’s outstanding musical legacy and showcasing her talent in the way it deserves,” her estate said in a statement.
Winehouse’s life was the subject of Asif Kapadia’s 2015 documentary “Amy,” a film that was criticized by Mitch Winehouse, as well as the 2021 BBC film “Amy’s Return,” which starred the singer’s father.