Prince's Rise to Fame to Be Explored in New Documentary
Published Nov 29, 2016A day after Prince's home-turned-museum Paisley Park announced a four-day celebration of his life, a documentary film on the late music legend will be arriving next year.
Titled Prince: R U Listening?, the doc will tell the story of Purple One's early years and rise to mainstream success through interviewing bandmates, close friends and family, ScreenDaily reports. Names currently associated with the film include Prince's first early bandmates Dez Dickerson and Andre Cymone, along with Sheila E., Bono, Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger and Billy Idol.
R U Listening? will be directed and produced by Michael John Kirk, known for his work on PBS documentary series Frontline. While further details on the film are scarce, it's expected to see release in the second quarter of 2017.
Prince was found dead of an accidental fentanyl overdose at the Paisley Park complex on April 21. As previously reported, the posthumous comp Prince 4Ever recently arrived through NPG/Warner Bros., while the recently announced "Celebration 2017" will take place at Paisley Park on April 20 to 23.