Netflix is working on a major doc for the late "Purple Rain" star.
The woman who directed Selma, 13th and A Wrinkle In Time is now teaming up with Netflix to direct the upcoming documentary on Prince for the streaming service, Deadline reports. Prince's estate is cooperating with Ava DuVernay by showing her archived and never before seen and heard files to bring the film to light.
According to the publication, Prince personally reached out to Ava before his passing, with interest in working with her. “Prince was a genius and a joy and a jolt to the senses,” Ava said about the singer. “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.”
There's no word on a release date or other speakers and contributors to join the documentary, but considering Prince has already given Ava his blessing to helm the project it's bound to be a great piece for Netflix.