RiRi fans have been craving new music, but how about a new film instead?
Hollywood film director, Pete Berg, confirms Rihanna’s documentary will be released in the summer of 2021.
“The Rihanna doc is something I’ve been working on with her for almost four years now,” Berg tells Collider. “Amazon’s gonna release it summer next year, sometime hopefully around the Fourth of July. It’s been a really epic journey, the past four years with her.”
Berg notably gave Rihanna her first major acting role in his 2012 film Battleship. Berg, who started the documentary in 2016, explains that RiRi’s multiple business ventures and growing empire have contributed to the added length in production.
“She’s a remarkable woman, who every day seems to grow and branch out into new businesses and new endeavors at a rate that it’s almost hard to keep up with,” says Berg in an interview with Collider. “So every time we think we’re going to finish the movie and put it out, she does something like start a fashion line like Fenty, or her lingerie line, or her skincare line. She’s firing on all cylinders, she’s making new music now and she’s having so much success in business and she’s such an entrepreneur that we’re letting it grow, but we are gonna try and close it up in the spring and release it in the summer.”
In an interview with Rolling Stones, Berg refers to the documentary as “a character study,” stating that the film will take an “unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon.”