Prince Documentary by Ava DuVernay Coming to Netflix
by Kristine Sage
5 months ago
With masterpieces like ‘13th’ and ‘Selma’, director Ava DuVernay’s repertoire of projects have never been short of extraordinary. This time, she’s partnering with Netflix for a feature-length documentary focused on the late musical icon Prince.
The upcoming project is set to cover the Kiss’ singer’s entire life and has been given the green light by his estate already. Video footage, images, and interviews will be included, but no release date has been announced for the documentary yet.
This would mark the second feature-length documentary DuVernay has done with Netflix. Her critically acclaimed documentary 13th, which focused on the United States’ penal system and racial inequalities was her first, and got nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary in 2017.
DuVernay continues to prove herself a jack-of-all-trades, and has been working on the project for several months now. It will likely follow her current Netflix film, Central Park Five, a four-part drama about the five Harlem teens who were wrongly convicted for the 1989 rape of a jogger in New York, which is set to premiere on Netflix in 2019.
DuVernay took to Twitter to announce the project, adding that “Prince was a genius, a joy and a jolt to the senses. He was like no other. He shattered preconceived notions, smashed boundaries, and shared his heart through music.”
“The only way I know how to make this film is with love and great care.”