Rihanna documentary to release next summer
According to director Peter Berg, Rihanna’s highly-anticipated Amazon documentary will be released next summer.
Berg spoke about the documentary in a recent interview with Collider. “The Rihanna doc is something I’ve been working on with her for almost four years now,” he said. “Amazon’s gonna release it summer next year, sometime hopefully around the Fourth of July. It’s been a really epic journey, the past four years with her.”
The Battleship director also said that Rih’s busy schedule delayed the release of the film. “She’s a remarkable woman, who everyday seems to grow and branch out into new businesses and new endeavors at a rate that it’s almost hard to keep up with,” he said.
“So, every time we think we’re going to finish the movie and put it out, she does something like start a fashion line like Fenty, or her lingerie line, or her skin care line,” Berg continued. “She’s firing on all cylinders, she’s making new music now and she’s having so much success in business and she’s such an entrepreneur that we’re letting it grow, but we are gonna try and close it up in the spring and release it in the summer.”
The film, which is believed to be titled Rihanna: Volume 1, vows to take audiences “on a journey through private insights into Rihanna’s personality and humor, philosophies on work, family and love that are both moving and inspirational.”
Reports state that Amazon paid $25 million to obtain the rights to the documentary. Previously, in September, Rihanna collaborated with the streaming service to exclusively air her Savage x Fenty runway show on Amazon Prime Video. The fashion show witnessed appearances from 21 Savage, Normani, Migos, DJ Khaled, Big Sean and A$AP Ferg.