Mitch Winehouse Defends Upcoming Biopic About His Daughter’s Life


Mitch Winehouse, the father of the late singer Amy, has defended the upcoming biopic about his daughter’s life.

The biopic will tell the story of the life of Amy Winehouse. The singer died from alcohol poisoning in 2011.

It was named after her Grammy winning album of the same name, ‘Back To Black’.

While a release date has yet to be officially confirmed, Back To Black, will also see actress Marisa Abela play the role of Amy Winehouse.

The casting has been castigated by the public, with some fans claiming the the Industry star does not resemble the late singer.

“a great choice for the role”

Speaking recently, Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse has defended the decision to cast Abela for the role.

“Marisa’s a great choice for the role, even if she doesn’t look exactly like Amy”, he said.

Mitch also claimed that too much emphasis has been placed on looks in Hollywood films, with plenty of examples of actors who do not resemble the real life characters that they play.

Mitch Winehouse used the casting of Eddie Marson to play him as one such example. This casting has also been criticised over Marson’s alleged lack of resemblence to Mitch.

“They literally could have picked any other person on the planet, put a beehive on them, and they would look more like amy winehouse than the gal cast in that film does”, one fan wrote.

Elsewhere, British actor Jack O’Connell better known for his role as James Cook in the teen series Skins, has been casted to played Amy Winehouse’s ex husband Blake Fielder Civil.

Leslie Manville is to play the role of Amy’s maternal grandmother.

The biopic will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, known for her work on Fifty Shades of Grey and Nowehere Boy. More on this from Nova here.