Rihanna’s fans may be hungry for a new album, but she continues to feed them in other, unexpected ways. After starting a beauty empire, lingerie business, and high-fashion line, the 31-year-old singer is now reportedly working on releasing a documentary with Amazon.
The streaming platform reportedly paid $25 million for the rights for an untitled documentary project about the multi-hyphenate star, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film was directed by Peter Berg, who previously worked with Rihanna on the 2012 action flick, Battleship (one of her many feature film cameos).
“I’m finishing that now. We’ve got about a thousand hours of footage. That was a fun change of pace. After Lone Survivor and Deepwater and Patriots Day, where all these men run around with guns, to go travel with Rihanna around Europe, and Rihanna is surrounded by girls. We were in Nice [France]. She was going to do a concert on Bastille Day.”
Rihanna is the latest big-name music superstar to get the documentary treatment from a major streaming platform after Netflix’s Gaga: Five Foot Two starring Lady Gaga and Homecoming featuring Beyoncé’s Coachella performance. Beyonce also had the 2013 HBO doc, Life Is But a Dream. THR points out that breakout pop star Billie Eilish also recently nabbed a $25 million documentary deal for Apple TV Plus.
Rihanna has previously worked with Amazon for other projects, like her latest Savage x Fenty runway show, which streamed exclusively on Prime Video in September. Pieces from the lingerie line are also available to shop via the e-commerce giant.
From Harper’s Bazaar UK