The Hollywood Reporter is claiming that Amazon paid $25 million for the rights to a Rihanna documentary. If true, the documentary will be directed by Peter Berg, who previously worked with Rihanna on Battleship.
They explain that “The untitled doc, which Berg began working on years ago, is dubbed 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 more than 1,200 hours of footage, the doc offers private insights into Rihanna’s personality, sense of humor, work ethic, family and love.”
Back in 2017, Berg gave The Hollywood Reporter details about working on a documentary about the singer. He said, “I’m finishing that now. We’ve got about a thousand hours of footage. 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.”
Amazon had declined to comment on the project.