Director Ryan Coogler Working On Musical-Inspired Film Featuring Prince Songs

Director Ryan Coogler Working On Musical-Inspired Film Featuring Prince Songs

Prince fans can soon sing his tunes while watching a movie inspired by the prolific artist’s music.

Movie director Ryan Coogler’s multi-media company, Proximity Media, is reportedly working on a musical-inspired film featuring Prince songs for Universal Pictures.

Ryan Coogler

The untitled project has apparently been in development since 2018. Ryan CooglerZinzi Coogler, and Sev Ohanian will produce the film, and Rebecca Cho will be the executive producer. There is no word on which actors will feature in the movie yet.

Ryan Coogler

However, the news came after it was recently reported that Ryan Coogler’s next movie, featuring A-list actor Michael B. Jordan, is set to debut in March 2025. The film will mark Coogler’s first movie since “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” in 2022 when it hits theaters.

Moreover, Coogler and Michael B. Jordan have long had a cinematic partnership. The Grammy-nominated filmmaker directed Michael B. Jordan in several previous movies, such as Black Panther, Fruitvale Station, and Creed.

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Meanwhile, throughout his remarkable career, Prince had an impressive 47 hits on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart. Of those 47, the musical superstar had 19 top-10 hits and five chart toppers. His No. 1 classics include “When Doves Cry,” which led the five-week tally in 1984.

Several documentaries and movies have been made about his life, including one of the most recent documentaries featuring singer CeeLo Green and other celebrities who shed light on the musical icon’s life. It was called “Prince: Last Year of a Legend” and chronicled crucial events from the final 12 months of Prince’s life, including the Rally 4 Peace concert, a secret White House gig for the Obamas, and Prince’s solo Piano and Microphone tour.

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Authored by: B Gregory