Prince Documentary In the Works
A new documentary, Prince: R U Listening?, is in the works. According to a new report, the film will focus on Prince’s early years and ascendency via commentary from musicians who played with him alongside his friends and family.
The film will feature interviews with Dez Dickerson, who joined Prince’s touring band in 1979 and left the group after the 1999 tour, and André Cymone, who played bass in Prince’s teenage band Grand Central in the seventies and toured with the artist through 1981. It will also feature interviews with Prince’s peers and admirers, including Mick Jagger, Billy Idol, Bono, Lenny Kravitz and Sheila E. Producer Michael Kirk will direct the doc. The film is said to be released in 2017.
Prince was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, his first year of eligibility.
P.S. Is it too soon for a Prince documentary?