The world has been patiently waiting for new music from Rihanna, as well as a documentary by Peter Berg. Amazon reportedly acquired the rights to the anticipated doc.
The streaming giant paid a whopping $25 million for the flick, as per The Hollywood Reporter. Berg, who collaborated with Riri on the 2012 science fiction film, Battleship, announced the project in 2016.
“We’ve got about a thousand hours of footage,” the director told THR in a 2017 interview. “That was a fun change of pace … to go travel with Rihanna around Europe, and Rihanna is surrounded by girls. We were in Nice [France]. She was going to do a concert on Bastille Day. And that truck driver who killed all those people plowed through them right in front of our hotel. So even in me trying to do something light, I had a very, very front-row seat to something that horrific.”
The documentary is supposed to give an “unfiltered look” into the singer’s life, business, humanitarian efforts, and her rise to superstardom. Berg told Deadline he considers the project to be more of a “character study” as opposed to a documentary.
The production company provided the following description for the Rihanna documentary:
Peter Berg’s bold and innovative Rihanna is an unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life, providing a glimpse into the evolution of one of the world’s most well-known pop artists. With unparalleled access into the singer’s life and over 1200 hours of footage, the doc takes us on a journey through private insights into Rihanna’s personality and humor, philosophies on work, family and love that are both moving and inspirational.
We’ll keep you updated as more information about the film becomes available.