The Purple One receives the documentary treatment, with one of the most talented directors in Hollywood taking the lead.
According to deadline Netflix has addressed Ava DuVernay, director of historical drama Selma and the Netflix documentation 13thto bring the story of the rock god Prince to the screen. The man himself reportedly spoke to DuVernay about possible collaboration shortly before his death in 2016, and the director has the full backing of the deceased musician's estate.
In a statement DuVernay gushed over the task. "He shattered every preconceived idea, destroying every frontier and sharing everything in his heart with his music," she said. "I only know how to make this film, with love, and with great care, I am honored and grateful for the opportunity the estate has entrusted to me."
While DuVernay certainly has a hot hand, her latest effort is – Disney's adaptation of the popular novel Madeleine L & # 39; Engle A time fold – was considered by most critics as a dropout and did not meet the expectations of the box office. However, most observers found the film overly ambitious and could have suffered from comparison with DuVernay's good friend Ryan Coogler Black Pantherwhich led to a positively delighted reception a few weeks ago. Given Duvernay's amazing talent and apparent affinity to her subject, it seems unlikely that she will use another Airball on this project.
To consolidate her confidence in her, the Purple One estate has also granted the filmmaker something that virtually no one on Earth has ever received – access to Prince's archives, including the positively insane amount of unpublished material that he shares about his entire life Material has recorded career. DuVernay and her production team have already started to go through and if that's not enough to give the fans a proxy thrill, there's nothing wrong with that.
DuVernay already has several other projects in the series. She works hard on the documentation Central Park Five (also for Netflix) and was tapped to crack another bang on a potential Tentpole blockbuster, the DC Comics adaptation New gods, With all this on her plate, it may take a while for her to immerse herself in the life and times of the artist, forever known as Prince – but with her stunning storytellers and all the resources that Paisley Park has to offer, the document promises to be worth the wait.