Nick Cave and Warren Ellis will score the upcoming Amy Winehouse biopic, Back to Black.
The film is directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, who started out as a visual artist before moving into filmmaking, directing Nowhere Boy (whose writer, Matt Greenhalgh, wrote the screenplay for Back to Black), Fifty Shades of Gray and A Million Little Pieces.
She said: “Nick and Warren were the only musicians in my mind who wrote Back to Black. Over the years, I listened to everything they wrote and longed to make the dream of working together come true. “His sensitivity and understanding of this story have resulted in a profoundly profound and moving soundtrack.”
Cave and Ellis are long-time collaborators, whose work together dates back more than 30 years on Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. They later formed another group, Grinderman, and have composed the music for numerous films, including The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Proposition, The Road and, most recently, Blonde, the Marilyn Monroe biopic starring Ana of weapons.
Back to Black, released on April 12 in the UK, stars Marisa Abela as Winehouse and chronicles her rise to global stardom and her relationship with her husband Blake Fielder-Civil (played by Jack O’Connell), as she battles The addiction. Eddie Marsan, Juliet Cowan and Lesley Manville play members of the Winehouse family.