April 13, 2016


Rihanna to be Subject of New Feature Length Documentary

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Mike Marsland/WireImage

Because she's one of the biggest pop-stars on the planet, Rihanna is set to star in a new documentary directed by the blockbuster auteur Peter Berg. The yet-to-be-named film will be something of a character examination in the vein of 1967's Don't Look Back, a roc doc which profiled the music and activism of Bob Dylan. Berg told Deadline that the film will provide an “unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon.” 

Berg also said that Rihanna as “a young artist at the top of her professional field” would inform the crux of his approach. He intends for the documentary to be "much more a character study than a music film."

Berg's Rihanna-doc will be the first film produced by his recently formed Film 45 production company, which is an expansion from his initial film/TV production operation, Film 44. Rihanna, meanwhile, is living up to her status as "global icon," parading through North America on her ANTI World Tour. Last month, Rih-Rih added to her status as legend by dropping eight different remixes of the same song. Listen to the eight-time-marathon of "Work" here