Amazon reportedly paid $25 million for Rihanna documentary

  /  12.13.2019

Amazon has landed the rights to a Peter Berg-directed documentary about Rihanna, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Amazon reportedly paid $25 million for the untitled film’s rights.

THR reports, “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.”

When asked about whether or not he was doing a Rihanna documentary, Berg said, “I’m finishing that now. We’ve got about a thousand hours of footage. That was a fun change of pace. After Lone Survivor and Deepwater and Patriots Day, where all these men run around with guns, to go travel with.” The director continued, “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.”

If you’re one of Rihanna’s impatient fans who can’t wait for her to drop an album, you may have to keep to waiting. Although she said we would get an album in 2019, it’s looking like we may get one next year. The “Kiss It Better” singer updated her Instagram followers on her current workload. She said, “To all my friends/family/coworkers who I have yet to get back to in the past months…please forgive me,” she wrote. “This year has been quite an overwhelming one, and I’m working on that ish called Balance. brb.”

Amazon has declined THR’s request for comment.

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