Prince feature film on the way

Prince feature film on the way

Prince feature film on the way

Universal Pictures announced on Monday that it’s working on a feature film based on the music of Prince. The studio said that it has acquired the rights to a number of songs from Prince’s catalog and is developing an original movie musical inspired by his music.

The film isn’t a Prince biopic, but will instead use the artist’s music to drive a fictional narrative, something like Mamma Mia! or Across the Universe. Sources close to the situation say the estate and Universal felt that the biopic angle had already been covered by Prince’s 1984 star-making film Purple Rain, and wanted to do something original and outside the box. Meetings have already begun with potential writers and producers, as execs are hoping the film can be a completely original story where Prince’s music helps drive the narrative.

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