‘Back to Black’ Really ‘Nailed’ Amy Winehouse’s ‘Humor’

‘Back to Black’ Really ‘Nailed’ Amy Winehouse’s ‘Humor’

Mark Ronson is applauding the “Back to Black” screenplay for capturing late singer Amy Winehouse’s inherent “humor.”

Music producer Ronson, who collaborated with Winehouse on her Grammy-winning album of the same name, told Entertainment Tonight during the 2024 Oscars that while he has not watched biopic “Back to Black” yet, he can confirm the script captured Winehouse’s essence.

“I haven’t seen the film [but] I read the script,” Ronson said. “I love the script and the way that it really got…Amy was so funny and they really nailed her humor. I haven’t seen the film yet.”

“Back to Black” stars “Industry” breakout Marisa Abela as Winehouse, with Jack O’Connell as Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, Eddie Marsan as Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse, and Lesley Manville as her maternal grandmother. Jeff Tunke portrays Ronson.

While Ronson did not meet with Tunke for the role, the “Barbie” composer was able to spend time with with Abela.

“Yes, she came to visit us in the studio where Amy and I recorded a lot of ‘Back to Black,’” Ronson said. “She wanted to come and see it. She seems lovely.”

“Back to Black” is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and written by “Nowhere Boy” scribe Matt Greenhalgh. The film follows Winehouse’s rise in the British music scene, culminating in her record-breaking Grammys win. Winehouse died in 2011 at age 27 from alcohol abuse.

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