Film Impressed by Prince’s Music within the Works at Common (EXCLUSIVE)


Common Footage has acquired the rights to a variety of traditional songs from Prince’s catalog and is creating an unique movie musical impressed by his music, utilizing the songs to drive a fictional narrative.

Insiders stress is that the movie is just not a biopic however an unique story with Prince’s traditional songs driving the plotline. The Prince property has been inquiring with studios about such a movie, and Common Chairman Donna Langley labored aggressively to accumulate the rights.

Sources near the state of affairs say the property and Common already felt that the biopic angle had largely been coated by Prince’s 1984 star-making movie “Purple Rain” and wished to do one thing unique and out of doors the field. Conferences have begun with potential writers and producers and execs are hoping the movie could be one thing like Common’s “Mama Mia,” with a totally unique story the place Prince’s music helps drive that narrative.

Atom Manufacturing facility’s Troy Carter, the leisure advisor of Prince’s property will government produce alongside Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of Common Music Publishing Group, the unique worldwide publishing administrator for Prince’s catalog.

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