Ava DuVernay to make Prince documentary for Netflix
The director of civil-rights drama Selma, A wrinkle in time, and prison documentary 13th, Ava DuVernay is set to make a documentary about the life of American singer, songwriter, musician, Prince.
The documentary which is being produced with Netflix, will cover the entire life of the late funk musician.
It was also reported that DuVernay and other production team were given access to Prince’s estate and some of his archives.
“Prince was a genius and a joy and a jolt to the senses, he was like no other. He shattered every preconceived notion, smashed every boundary, shared everything in his heart through his music. The only way I know how to make this film is with love and with great care. I’m honored to do so and grateful for the opportunity entrusted to me by the estate.” the Oscar nominated filmmaker told Deadline.
DuVernay began her directorial career with music documentaries – This Is the Life and My Mic Sounds Nice both explored underground hip-hop. She is also working on Central Park Five, a four-part TV series about the 1989 case in which five men of color were wrongly convicted for the assault and rape of a woman jogging in Central Park, New York. Also in development is her movie adaptation of DC comic-book series the new Gods.