Rihanna, the much loved singer from Barbados, has been making her foray into the film industry recently. The pop star landed her first major acting role in the 2012 film Battleships, which unfortunately did not see as much success as was expected of it. She also provided the voice for the lead character in Home, the upcoming animated movie from Dreamworks. Now, the Bajan pop star is set to be the focus of a new documentary that is going to be made by Peter Berg.
Berg has not only directed the Friday Night Lights movie, but also worked on the television series that came after. Berg stated that one of his major influences for the documentary is the Don’t Look Back film, which was made in 1967 by DA Pennebaker and focussed on Bob Dylan. Berg’s documentary will provide an unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life, as well as how discuss her rise to fame and how she has transformed into a global icon. Rather than being a music film, Berg hopes to make the documentary more of a character study.
Berg plans to release the documentary through his new production company that he recently founded, Film 45. Berg and Rihanna have worked together in the past, when he directed her in the Battleships movie.
In the lead up to International Women’s Day last week, Rihanna was named the most streamed female artist by Spotify. She has also recently shared snippets of some new songs on Instagram, including Towards the Sun, American Oxygen and Higher. The singing sensation has a strong following of loyal fans, who will be eagerly awaiting the release of Berg’s documentary.