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Mark Ronson character ‘cut’ from Amy Winehouse biopic despite actor being cast


Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson at the Brit Awards

Mark Ronson won’t appear in the Amy Winehouse biopic named after the album he produced (Picture: JMEnternational/Redferns)

Mark Ronson’s character from the controversial Amy Winehouse biopic has been cut, according to reports.

Back To Black, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, will tell the story of the award-winning singer’s life and her tragic death in 2011.

Marisa Abela will appear as the Rehab hitmaker, while Eddie Marsan will star as her father Mitch Winehouse and her husband Blake Fielder-Civil will be played by Jack O’Connell.

One notably absent character from the film’s IMDB page is Mark Ronson, Winehouse’s mentor and frequent collaborator with the pair working together on her critically acclaimed second album, Back To Black, which Ronson produced.

According to reports, the character has been ‘cut’ from the film and was due to be played by Canadian actor Jeff Tunke, who had allegedly already filmed his scenes.

In a new interview, the actor spoke about appearing in the film as the lauded music producer before his scenes were reportedly axed from the final cut.

Ronson was a long-time collaborator, mentor, and close friend of Winehouse (Picture: Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

It has been reported that his character has been cut from the film (Picture: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

He was allegedly set to be played by Jeff Tunke, who spoke about his time on set (Picture: Jeff Tunke/IMDB

Marisa Abela will star as Amy Winehouse while Jack O’Connell will appear as Blake Fielder-Civil (Picture: BACKGRID)

‘I got to wear his jacket and work with director Sam Taylor-Johnson, which was lovely,’ he told MailOnline.

Producers have denied Ronson’s character ever being featured in the film, and claim these scenes were never filmed.

They told the publication in a statement: ‘The character of Mark Ronson has never appeared on screen in the film, so it would not have been possible to ‘cut all the scenes’ involving Mark Ronson as they do not exist.’

Ronson previously spoke out about the film, praising the script and saying it ‘nailed’ Winehouse’s sense of humour.

‘I love the script and the way that it really got…Amy was so funny and they really nailed her humor. I haven’t seen the film yet,’ he told Entertainment Tonight.

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The film has been hit by controversy after choosing not to use the late singer’s voice (Picture: Alamy Stock Photo)

Eddie Marsan also appears in the cast as Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse (Picture: Alamy Stock Photo)

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Fans branded the move ‘offensive’ while calling for those who worked on the film to be ‘arrested’ after an exclusive clip of Abela singing was released.

Jonhson defended their decision not to have Abela mime the soundtrack while stating that the film is ‘not controversial at all’ despite fan’s reactions.

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Source:: Metro

      

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