Rihanna Scores $25 Million for Amazon Documentary

  /  12.12.2019

Rihanna is making money moves.

The pop icon has sold a documentary to Amazon for the tune of $25 million. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming giant purchased worldwide rights to the Peter Berg-directed film about the superstar singer.

The untitled Rihanna doc, which has been in development for years, is an unfiltered look into the singer’s life. Endeavor Content began shopping the project to multiple distributors and showed footage in Cannes in May before finalizing the deal with Amazon.

“With unparalleled access into the singer’s life and more than 1,200 hours of footage, the doc offers private insights into Rihanna’s personality, sense of humor, work ethic, family and love,” writes THR.

Rihanna previously worked with Berg on 2012’s sci-fiction action film Battleship. “That was a fun change of pace…to go travel with Rihanna around Europe, and Rihanna is surrounded by girls,” says the director. “We were in Nice [France]. She was going to do a concert on Bastille Day. And that truck driver who killed all those people plowed through them right in front of our hotel. So even in me trying to do something light, I had a very, very front-row seat to something that horrific.”

In September, Rihanna partnered with Amazon Prime on her star-studded Savage X Fenty fashion show, which featured performances from Migos, DJ Khaled, and Big Sean.

Rihanna is the latest star to land a massive streaming paycheck. Apple TV+ recently paid $25 million deal for a documentary on Billie Eilish, which follows the 17-year-old singer surrounding the release of her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?


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