There’s no doubt about it: Amy Winehouse was a singular talent who left her mark on music and left this world way too soon.

The singer passed away from al**hol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27 and a film based on her life entitled Back to Black has started production.

But some fans aren’t pleased with the casting of actress Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse and the late singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, has decided to come out in support of the biopic about his late daughter’s life.


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Mitch Winehouse said, “Marisa’s a great choice for the role, even if she doesn’t look exactly like Amy. It’s no big deal if they aren’t mirror images.”

In fact, Winehouse added, the actor hired to play him, Eddie Marsan, “doesn’t look anything like me either.”


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People on Twitter were quick to throw shade at the casting choice.

Here’s what one person had to say…

Another Twitter user shared pictures from the set and didn’t seem to be too happy about it.

We’ll all have to keep an eye on this film, which began production in January 2023.

Now we want to hear from you.

What do you think about an Amy Winehouse movie? And what did you think of her music?

Talk to us in the comments and let us know. We’d love to hear from you!