Director Peter Ferg has announced that he has a Rihanna documentary in the works with his new production company, Film 45. Ferg worked with Rihanna on her acting debut in “Battleship” (2012), which is another one of his films.
Ferg wrote the following about the film. “Follow this true international superstar as she navigates life as an artist, businesswoman, and humanitarian, while contending with the inherent pressure of artistic freedom. Peter Berg’s Rihanna is an unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon, providing a glimpse into the evolution of one of the world’s most well-known pop artists.”
The documentary is to be more like a character study, meaning it will focus more on the character than an actual plot leading somewhere. The film is to be similar to “Don’t Look Back” which followed Bob Dylan’s tour of London in 1976 with unlimited backstage access just to give you an idea. Personally, I’m a big bad girl Riri fan, so I am excited, but I wonder how much she will allow us to see. She’s pretty open so it’s easy to almost see her as the girl next door, but I believe we all have layers, and reading the “global icon” statement made me realize how her status goes beyond the usual celeb. No release date has been published.