Amazon purchases the rights to Rihanna’s documentary for $25 million

Amazon just bought the rights to Rihanna’s upcoming documentary and has paid a whopping $25 million to ensure they got the deal done.

According to VMagazine the documentary will have countless hours of unseen footage and will have an unfiltered theme as it unfolds her life.

Peter Berg will come in as director for Rihanna’s documentary which will give the audience a more deeper and more personal look into the megastar’s life. The documentary will allow fans to take a gander of Rihanna’s life from being an international sensation to being a businesswoman. It was revealed that there are approximately 1200 hours worth of raw footage that will delve into the music superstar’s personality and personal life.

Rihanna and Berg worked together for the first time back in 2012 while filming the movie Battleship. The director has spent the past couple of years following the music icon to get footage for her documentary.

The documentary was shopped around to various distributors and streaming companies and Amazon made the winning bid. Amazon has had some success when Rihanna is in the mix. Earlier this year, Rihanna appeared in the Amazon film Guava Island starring Donald Glover. Just this September, Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty was exclusively available on Amazon Prime.

At the moment, there is no given timeline for the documentary’s release date. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Berg back in 2017 with the director stating that he was wrapping up and has over a thousand hours worth of footage. Berg expressed after doing Patriots Day and Deep Water, it was a nice change of pace to be able to travel with Rihanna to film footage for her documentary.

To give a little bit of insight on Berg’s work, he has directed several films such as The Rundown (2003), Friday Night Lights (2006-2011), The Kingdom (2007), and the Will Smith starred Hancock (2008).

2019 has been an amazing year for Rihanna who has also published her first book and now fans are restlessly anticipating the release of her new documentary and what her next step would be in her colorful career.

Alain Ang
Alain Ang
Alain Ang is an editor for Best in Au. He enjoys writing about entertainment, movies, and lifestyle. On off days he spends his time with his rescue dogs, Sansa and Heart, digging holes in Minecraft, and developing his novel.
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