It looks like Rihanna really is dropping everything but music. If reports are to be believed, we could even see a documentary on the popstar-turned-mogul very soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon might have just paid $25 million to secure the rights to a Ri film.
Rumors about the untitled Peter Berg-directed Rihanna doc have been swirling for years. Berg, who worked with Rihanna on the 2012 action film Battleship, shared some details about the under-wraps project during a 2017 THR interview.
“We’ve got about a thousand hours of footage,” the director revealed. “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, which offers an “unfiltered look” into the artist’s life, was reportedly shopped to multiple distributors and streamers, until Amazon secured the project. Amazon has yet to confirm the deal. Stay tuned as more details about the film become available.