A Rihanna Documentary Will Reportedly Come Out Within Months
By December Savage-Brown
August 18, 2018
Singer, actress, and businesswoman, Rihanna, is back on the big screen. This time, however, she will not be playing a character but instead, the new documentary will be taking a deep dive into the life and career of the Pon de Replay singer. Filmmaker Peter Berg describes the film as an examination of a "young artist at the top of her professional career."
In a tease for the new film on Berg's production website, Film 45, he writes: "Follow this true international superstar as she navigates life as an artist, businesswoman, and humanitarian, while contending with the inherent pressure of artistic freedom. Peter Berg's Rihanna is an unfiltered look into Rihanna's life and how she's ascended to become a global icon, providing a glimpse into the evolution of one of the world's most well-known pop artists."
News of the long-awaited film broke in 2015 and was originally slated for release two years later. Berg, director of the 2012 film, Battleship, is credited as giving Rihanna her acting debut. During an interview with Slash Film, Berg provided some insight on exactly why he believes in examining the life of the self-described "bad gal."
"I think she’s an extraordinary young woman and it really is kind of a pretty comprehensive profile of what goes in to making her this talent that she is," he said. "The work ethic, the talent, luck, the hustle, the vision."
In regard to when the film will be released, the director added, "She’s a really, really interesting woman and the movie will be out in about a month and half, two months we’ll be able to start showing it." Billboard reports the film as being a modern take on the 1967 Bob Dylan rock documentary Don't Look Back.
Since coming onto the music scene as a young teen under Def Jam Recordings, Rihanna has dealt with a plethora of personal issues all under public scrutiny. In a 2012 shocking interview with Oprah, the singer revealed a side of herself that we'd never seen before. She admits that she was so angry after the domestic violence ordeal that took place with ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown.
"I was angry, hurt, betrayed,” she said. “I lost my best friend. Everything switched in a night, and I couldn't control that. It's not easy for me to understand or interpret, and its' not easy to interpret on camera. Not with the world watching."
The artist has since reinvented herself in the spotlight as being a woman who does not let the ideas and opinions of others affect her.
Watch her full interview with Oprah below!