Ava DuVernay to make Prince documentary for Netflix
Ava DuVernay, award winning director of Selma and A Wrinkle in Time, is set to make Prince documentary for Netflix. The director, who has access to the late musician’s archive, says she will make the film ‘with love’.
The documentary which is about the life of Prince is to be produced with Netflix, the multi-part documentary will cover the entire life of the late funk musician, and is being made with the cooperation of Prince’s estate, which is giving DuVernay access to his archive.
“Prince was a genius and a joy and a jolt to the senses,” DuVernay told Deadline. “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 honoured to do so and grateful for the opportunity entrusted to me by the estate.”
DuVernay began her directorial career with music documentaries. Prince Rogers Nelson, more known for his artistic name Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and filmmaker.
In September, the first material was released from Prince’s musical archive following his death in 2016.