Over two years after the project was first announced, the director of a documentary about Rihanna says we could be seeing footage in as little as two months. Director Peter Berg told SlashFilm, “I think she’s an extraordinary young woman and it really is kind of a pretty comprehensive profile of what goes in to making her this talent that she is. The work ethic, the talent, luck, the hustle, the vision. She’s a really, really interesting woman and the movie will be out in about a month and half, two months we’ll be able to start showing it.” As Rolling Stone points out, the documentary, about Rihanna making her album Anti, was supposed to come out in 2017. Instead, it looks like it’ll be a Fall release.
Berg is reportedly putting the film together in the style of “D.A. Pennebaker’s legendary Bob Dylan documentary Don’t Look Back,” according to Rolling Stone. Though he’s dabbled in music video direction, Berg is primarily known for his action movies, including the recent quartet of Mark Wahlberg Saves The Day flicks Lone Survivor, Patriots Day, Deepwater Horizon and Mile 22, currently in theaters. He also helmed the beloved feature film Friday Night Lights, the very weird Will Smith vehicle Hancock, and the critically panned Battleship, which marked the film debut of…Rihanna! Ah, it all makes sense now. Way to play the long game, both of you.
Rih, meanwhile, is currently filming Hiro Murai’s Guava Island, also starring Donald Glover and Letitia Wright. And then an album? Please? Anyone? A Rihanna album? Seems like this movie will be out before 2018 is over, so at least that’s something. The lesson of Ocean’s Eight holds true: any Rihanna is better than no Rihanna at all.
Which Celebrity Has Worn the Tiniest Sunglasses of Them All?
Kendall Jenner is seen on September 08, 2017 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Christina Aguilera poses for a photo in the Mercedes garage before the Azerbaijan Formula One Grand Prix at Baku City Circuit on April 29, 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
FKA Twigs in a bright green jacket is seen out in Soho on March 03, 2017 in New York, NY. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Vanessa Hudgens arrives at Knott’s Scary Farm and Instagram’s Celebrity Night held at Knott’s Berry Farm on September 29, 2017 in Buena Park, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Rita Ora seen out and about in Manhattan on April 9, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Beyonce attends The 67th NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron Vs. Team Stephen at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Gigi Hadid seen on the streets of Manhattan on June 20, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Kaia Gerber seen after the Alberta Feretti show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018/19 on February 21, 2018 in Milan, Italy. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Lady Gaga is seen in Greenwich Village on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Selena Gomez is seen arriving at Haneda Airport on August 1, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Bella Hadid is seen on April 30, 2017 in New York City wearing an “under-boob” crop top and Matrix sunglasses.
Rihanna attends the “Okja” screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival wearing white sunglasses by Andy Wolf Eyewear.
Suki Waterhouse poses for an Instagram selfie wearing Matrix sunglasses and a black leather beret.
Singer Kim Petras during the Life Ball 2018 at City Hall on June 2, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Kourtney Kardashian is seen in NoHo on June 5, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Actress Millie Bobby Brown performs on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on October 31, 2017. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Elsa Hosk poses for an Instagram selfie wearing Matrix sunglasses, a chocker, and flaunting a messy summer hairdo.
DJ twins Simi and Haze Khadra pose with musical artist Kehlani wearing Matrix sunglasses while at an event in Los Angeles.
Model Doutzen Kroes is spotted wearing Matrix sunglasses with a gown during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 23, 2017 in France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Amelia Gray Hamlin wears Matrix sunglasses while drinking coffee outside in California wearing a long-sleeve graphic t-shirt and short shorts. Photo courtesy of Instagram.