Rihanna fans are anxiously waiting for updates on her next album, but they’ll have to settle for some information about her documentary. In an interview with Collider, the film’s director Peter Berg revealed his project with RiRi is scheduled to premiere on Amazon in summer 2021.
“The Rihanna doc is something I’ve been working on with her for almost four years now,” he said. “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’s directorial work includes films such as Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor and Netflix’s Spenser Confidential. He previously collaborated with Rihanna on the movie Battleship, which was released in 2012.
While some fans might be disappointed by Rihanna’s lack of music since 2016’s ANTI album, Berg noted she’s been extremely busy over the past few years. The veteran director mentioned her growing empire when explaining why the documentary’s taken so long to complete.
“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,” he told 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 skin care line.”
He added, “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.”
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