INDUSTRY star Marisa Abela will play Amy Winehouse in the late singer’s long-awaited biopic Back To Black.

The actress, 26, confirmed the news yesterday with a close up snap of the bottom half of her face in full character.

Star Marisa Abela will play Amy Winehouse, pictured here, in the late singer’s long-awaited biopic Back To Black

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Star Marisa Abela will play Amy Winehouse, pictured here, in the late singer’s long-awaited biopic Back To BlackCredit: Corbis – Getty
Marisa Abela confirmed the news yesterday with a close up snap of the bottom half of her face in full character

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Marisa Abela confirmed the news yesterday with a close up snap of the bottom half of her face in full character

Marisa’s look included Amy’s infamous diamante piercing and golden hoop earrings.

She also wore a golden necklace with the words: “Amy Jade” – Winehouse’s middle name.

Marisa simply captioned the shot: “And for London. This is for London. Cause Camden Town Ain’t burnin’ down.”

The quote was a reference from Amy’s 2008 Grammy Awards acceptance speech after winning Record of the Year thanks to her hit Rehab.

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During the evening, Amy won five Grammy Awards but had to host a live streamed event in London where she accepted the awards due to Visa issues around entering America.

Back to Black will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson who headed up Nowhere Boy and 50 Shades of Grey.

Production for the film will begin next Monday, January 16.

Rising star Marisa played troubled Yasmin Kara-Hanani in HBOs Industry as well as starring in Sky’s COBRA.

Amy tragically passed away in 2011 when she was just 27-years-old after a well documented battle with drink and drugs.





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