Sam Taylor-Johnson is going Back to Black.

Academy member and Fifty Shades of Grey director Taylor-Johnson is set to helm the upcoming Amy Winehouse biopic from Studiocanal. The film has a screenplay written by Matt Greenhalgh, who previously collaborated with Taylor-Johnson on 2009's Nowhere Boy.

"This is a dream movie to helm," Taylor-Johnson shared on Instagram. "I'm ready, let's go…"

The film will likely explore Winehouse's rise to stardom, from her breakthrough first album, Frank, which went triple platinum in the U.K. to her second and final album, the titular Back to Black, which broke records with five Grammy wins including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The singer died at the age of 27 of alcohol poisoning.

This isn't the first time Winehouse's story has been told on screen, as A24's Amy won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2016. Black to Black counts Alison Owen, Debra Haywarn and Tracey Seaward as producers, and Variety reports that casting is underway for the film, with Taylor-Johnson hoping to cast a relative newcomer for the starring role.


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