Fans React to First Photos of Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse in 'Back to Black' Biopic

You can see the first photos here and see what you think!

Marisa Abela is transforming into Amy Winehouse.

The actress, 26, is bringing the late singer back to life in a new biopic titled, Back to Black, named after her 2006 album.

Abela was spotted out in London while filming in full glam that replicated the "Valerie" songstress' look. She donned a black wig that resembled Winehouse's beehive hairstyle along with dramatic winged eyeliner, an all-black outfit, and a pair of large gold hoop earrings. She appeared in the snaps with her co-star, Eddie Marsan, who will play Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Marisa Abela and Eddie Marsan filming the new Amy Winehouse inspired movie 'Back to Black' in Soho on <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:January" class="link ">January</a> 16, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)<p><a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Neil Mockford/Getty Images" class="link ">Neil Mockford/Getty Images</a></p>
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Marisa Abela and Eddie Marsan filming the new Amy Winehouse inspired movie 'Back to Black' in Soho on January 16, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)

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When the photo was shared on JustJared's Instagram, a handful of fans made their feelings known in the comment section.

"help it doesn’t look like her at all😭" one wrote, as another noted, "Not even close... go find who did the casting for Pam & Tommy, those are great look-alikes."

A third commented that the eyeliner was not done right, stating, "That is one of the first things that you know you have to do."

Of course, reviews have been mixed.

The director of the upcoming film, Sam Taylor-Johnson, took to Instagram earlier in the week to share a behind-the-scenes snap of the actress to reveal her resemblance to the "Rehab" singer. See the photo here.

"Marisa Abela…watch out everyone! Cameras roll on Monday. Here we go! #backtoblackfilm #amywinehouse," she captioned the photo. 

Many celebrities and fans took to the comments, including Reese Witherspoonwho expressed utter shock at how much Abela looks like the singer in the still, writing, "WOW. Just ... wow!"

"Can’t bloody wait!! 🔥🔥" one fan commented. 

"Unbelievable. She’s fantastic. Sending you all the love and luck 💫💫💫" another fan added. 

The actress also took to her Instagram, posting a photo of herself standing in front of a mural of the late singer, writing, “'And for London. This is for London. Cause Camden Town ain’t burnin down.' I love you, Amy. ❤️" She also included a photo of herself wearing a gold necklace that read, "Amy Jade."

Singer-songwriter Lily Allen took to the comments, writing, "Can’t wait."

"Wonderful tribute. Can't wait to see the biopic!" one fan commented.

While some fans are sending their praises to the actress, others are voicing their concerns, suggesting that it is "wrong" for making a biopic about Winehouse's life after she passed.

One fan wrote, "it’s so wrong. she would not enjoy this sh** at all. more money for her dad I guess."

"She would have hated this," another user added. 

A release date has yet to be announced.