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Ava DuVernay To Direct Prince Documentary For Netflix

October 30, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Deadline reports that Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time) is set to direct a brand new documentary about Prince for Netflix, and she has Prince’s approval to do it.

She said: “Prince was a genius and a joy and a jolt to the senses. He was like no other. He shattered every preconceived notion, smashed every boundary, shared everything in his heart through his music. The only way I know how to make this film is with love. And with great care. I’m honored to do so and grateful for the opportunity entrusted to me by the estate.

Before the Purple One passed away in April of 2016, he reached out to DuVernay abut working together. She started production on the documentary earlier this year. Prince’s estate has given her full access to his archived recordings and his unreleased material. DuVernay, editor Spencer Averick and others from her team have been at the singer’s home and studio in Paisley Park for the past several months.

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