A Second Prince Documentary Is In The Works
A new Prince documentary has been announced.
Screen Daily reported yesterday that French-American filmmaker Mathieu Bitton will be co-directing Prince: Pop Life, alongside journalist and TV producer Frédéric Bénudis.
The film will be presented as a road trip, with prominent locations being Paris, Los Angeles and New York (and hopefully the city Prince represented until his death, Minneapolis). Through the journey viewers will not only get a glimpse at the Purple One’s artistic persona through his fans and artists that he influenced (as well as artists that influenced him), but also his personal life. The documentary will also utilize animated segments from filmmaker Joann Sfar to tell parts of Prince’s story,
“It will be music driven with a lot of exclusive footage,” Vincent Maraval, co-chief of Wild Bunch (the company representing the documentary), said in the report. “Joann’s animated sections will be there to express Prince’s creativity and the parts of his life when he disappeared from the public eye.”
“There will be a lot of stuff from behind the scenes which fans were not aware about,” Maraval added.
Prince: Pop Life has no tentative release date yet.
The Prince documentary joins another one that is slated to drop some time this year.
Titled Prince: R U Listening? the documentary biopic will tell the story of the Purple One through his bandmates, friends and family. Dez Dickerson, Prince’s first guitar player and Andre Cymone, Prince’s close friend and original bassist, are included in the film, as well as Sheila E.; Lenny Kravitz; Mick Jagger; Billy Idol; and Bono.
R U Listening? will be spearheaded by Emmy and Peabody award winning director and producer Michael John Kirk, known for his work on the PBS documentary series Frontline.
The Film is slated for a mid to late 2017 release, with no other details currently available.