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Ava DuVernay to direct Prince documentary for Netflix

NEW PROJECT: Ava DuVernay

DIRECTOR AND producer Ava DuVernay is working with Netflix on a Prince documentary, Variety reports.

According to the entertainment site, the project has the full support of the late artist’s estate, which is providing interviews, archival footage, photos and archive access for the multiple-part documentary, which will cover the artist’s entire life.

Speaking to Deadline DuVernay said: “Prince was a genius and a joy and a jolt to the senses. The only way I know how to make this film is with love. And with great care. I’m honored to do so and grateful for the opportunity entrusted to me by the estate.”

DuVernay continues to make history and break boundaries as one of the key directors to watch. She became the first black female director to be given a Disney movie with over $100 million budget and is known for her work with acclaimed documentary 13th and projects like Selma and Queen Sugar.

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