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Rihanna Documentary Announced from 'Friday Night Lights' Director Peter Berg



Rihanna has has a major impact on the history of pop music in just 11 short years, and now the "Kiss It Better" singer is getting her due. On Wednesday (April 13), Film 45 announced that it is working on a documentary about the 28-year-old singer, though its inspiration does come from an unusual source.

The Rihanna documentary, simply titled Rihanna is based off of the celebrated Bob Dylan film Don't Look Back, Mashable reports. Directed by Peter Berg, the film is set to take an unprecedented look at Rihanna's rise to a cultural icon.

And though details about the film remain tightly under wraps, it doesn't seem like it's all going to be parting and pop. The documentary will also focus on Rihanna's seach for "artistic freedom," likely in relation to her new album ANTI, which notably faced multiple incarnations and pushed back release dates.

"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," Film 45 said in a statement about the new movie.

Berg is not a particularly surprising choice for the Rihanna director. In addition to leading the glorious documentary Friday Night Lights, he previously worked with the "Work" singer on her motion picture debut Battleship in 2012.

A release date for the documentary has yet to be announced.

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