Shortly after Apple TV+ made headlines for paying $25 million for a new documentary about Billie Eilish, another streaming service is reportedly paying the same amount for a doc about another music superstar.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources claim that Amazon Prime Video has just shelled out $25 million for a documentary about Rihanna, directed by Peter Berg (“Patriots Day”, “Friday Night Lights”).
Contacted by THR, Amazon declined comment.
As THR reports, Berg has been working for several years on the yet-to-be-titled documentary, which is described as “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 humour, work ethic, family and love.”
Back in 2017, Berg dropped a few hints about the project during an interview with THR.
“That was a fun change of pace… to go travel with Rihanna around Europe, and Rihanna is surrounded by girls,” he revealed. “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.”