Back To Black FIRST trailer: Controversial Amy Winehouse biopic shows the singer desperate to be a mother amid her tumultuous marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil

The first trailer for controversial Amy Winehouse biopic Back To Black has finally been released, ahead of the film hitting UK cinemas in April.

Actress Marisa Abela stars as the late singer-songwriter with scenes depicting her tumultuous marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil (played by Jack O’Connell).

Blake, who was married to the singer between 2007 and 2009, has previously admitted that she introduced herself to heroin and is seen by many of her fans as partly responsible for her death from alcohol poisoning aged just 27 in 2011.

In the trailer, Amy states that she wants to be known for more than her singing and her desperation to be a mother, before sadly dying childless.

In one emotional scene, she describes Blake as ‘her life and soul’ before their on/off relationship inspires her to write the iconic track Back To Black.

The trailer for controversial Amy Winehouse biopic Back To Black has finally been released, ahead of the film hitting UK cinemas in April (actress Marisa Abela with co-star Jack O'Connell)

The trailer for controversial Amy Winehouse biopic Back To Black has finally been released, ahead of the film hitting UK cinemas in April (actress Marisa Abela with co-star Jack O’Connell)

Actress Marisa Abela stars as the late singer-songwriter with scenes depicting her tumultuous marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil (played by Jack O'Connell).

Actress Marisa Abela stars as the late singer-songwriter with scenes depicting her tumultuous marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil (played by Jack O’Connell).

Blake, who was married to the singer between 2007 and 2009, previously admitted to introducing her to heroin and is seen by many of her fans as partly responsible for her death from alcohol poisoning aged just 27 in 2011 (together on the photo in 2005)

Blake, who was married to the singer between 2007 and 2009, previously admitted to introducing her to heroin and is seen by many of her fans as partly responsible for her death from alcohol poisoning aged just 27 in 2011 (together on the photo in 2005)

Blake said last year that he would have done ‘almost everything else’ in their relationship as he marked what would have been Amy’s 40th birthday.

Blake, who rarely gives interviews, was asked by Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard what he would have done differently. He replied: ‘Almost everything’.

He continued: ‘It’s sad but I wanted to say happy birthday to Amy. It is devastating that she is not here. I think of her all the time, I thought of her this morning when I said happy birthday, she was my best friend.

‘If it wasn’t for certain factors, I think it could have been a different outcome. Everything happened very quickly for Amy. We were young.’

It comes after Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse, who is played by Eddie Marsan in the film, caused shockwaves when it was revealed he was endorsing the film, which came under fire for ‘disgusting’ depictions of the star’s drug addiction and also the filming of her funeral.

The biopic of the star has sparked outrage from friends, with musician Neon Hitch branding the film ‘ridiculous’ and ‘tasteless’, saying: ‘I feel very strange. Can you all please let Amy rest?’

friends expressed their anger at her father after he allowed horrific scenes of Amy’s drug overdose to be filmed at her old flat. Last February, Marisa was seen wearing an oxygen mask as she left the property in North London.

The apartment is now owned by Mitch, who also appears in the scene, as Eddie was seen filming with Marisa and other actors playing paramedics.

In the trailer, Amy states that she wants to be known for more than her singing and her desperation to be a mother, before sadly dying childless

In the trailer, Amy states that she wants to be known for more than her singing and her desperation to be a mother, before sadly dying childless

In one emotional scene she describes Blake as 'her life and soul' before their on/off relationship inspires her to write the iconic track Back To Black

In one emotional scene she describes Blake as ‘her life and soul’ before their on/off relationship inspires her to write the iconic track Back To Black

The film shows their troubled relationship which saw Blake leave Amy for another woman

The film shows their troubled relationship which saw Blake leave Amy for another woman

The couple can be seen enjoying the luxurious life that has come with Amy's success

The couple can be seen enjoying the luxurious life that has come with Amy’s success

In another scene, she can be seen getting one of her many tattoos

In another scene, she can be seen getting one of her many tattoos

At the time, Amy’s friends were devastated that her father had given his permission for the flat in Camden to be used to recreate one of his daughter’s darkest moments, which happened in August 2008.

It followed a 36-hour marathon drug session, which ended with her checking into the £10k-a-week Causeway Retreat rehabilitation center on Osea Island, Essex.

One told The Mail on Sunday: ‘The fact that Amy’s dad said OK to a scene where she overdosed in the flat she lived in is disgusting. It was such a personal thing and it’s so upsetting and unnecessary…

‘It’s like the film relives all the darkest moments in her life, when there were so many more wonderful moments. All we see is the depressing stuff, but that’s not who she was. Mitch should be ashamed.

It comes after Amy's father Mitch Winehouse, played by Eddie Marsan (pictured) in the film, caused shockwaves when it was revealed he was endorsing the film

It comes after Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse, played by Eddie Marsan (pictured) in the film, caused shockwaves when it was revealed he was endorsing the film

The movie has come under fire for 'horrific' depictions of the star's drug addiction and also for filming her funeral

The movie has come under fire for ‘horrific’ depictions of the star’s drug addiction and also for filming her funeral

The cast also includes Lesley Manville (R) from The Crown as Amy's grandmother Cynthia

The cast also includes Lesley Manville (R) from The Crown as Amy’s grandmother Cynthia

‘His behavior is shocking. He didn’t know what went on or how she was with all of us during those years. Amy would really hate for them to focus on all the dark stuff she’s been through.’

Amy lived at the flat until 2010, when she bought a four-storey house nearby, where she was found dead the following year, aged 27.

It was later confirmed that she died of alcohol poisoning.

The biopic has been teased for several years after Amy’s estate signed a deal to make a biopic about her life and career in 2018.

However, the film attracted considerable controversy prior to its release, with many accusing the project of ‘exploiting the singer’s legacy’ and ‘capitalizing on her trauma’.

Fans took to social media to protest the movie and said they would boycott it because they believe people should ‘leave her alone’.

Blake said last year he would have done 'almost everything else' in their relationship as he marked what would have been Amy's 40th birthday

Blake said last year he would have done ‘almost everything else’ in their relationship as he marked what would have been Amy’s 40th birthday

Blake, who rarely gives interviews, was asked by Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard what he would have done differently.  He replied: 'Almost everything' (pictured in 2007)

Blake, who rarely gives interviews, was asked by Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard what he would have done differently. He replied: ‘Almost everything’ (pictured in 2007)

Amy’s grieving friends have also spoken out against the biopic, believing that it is too early for such a film to be made and boasting that the film’s producers failed to consult them about Amy’s life.

They claim that executives working on Back To Black have not been in touch to ask about their memories of the late singer, raising fears that the film will be inaccurate.

One told The Mail on Sunday they were also unhappy with the casting of Marisa because, despite the almost perfect wig she wears and the identical tattoos, they don’t think she looks like the Rehab singer.

They also contrast the Roedean-trained actress’s social background with London-born Amy, who was known for her streetwise persona.