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.
Prince bought greater than 100 million information worldwide, making him one of many best-selling music artists of all time. He gained eight Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the 1984 movie Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2004.
President of World Movie Music and Publishing for Common Footage Mike Knobloch is taking part in a key function within the mission for the studio. Common’s Vice President of Manufacturing Sara Scott and Inventive Government Mika Pryce will oversee growth on behalf of the studio.
Although the movie isn’t a biopic, studios round city have been on the search for the subsequent nice musical after the success of Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Common Footage has discovered success in musically-inspired movies together with franchises reminiscent of “Mamma Mia!” and “Pitch Excellent”, in addition to movie variations of musicals reminiscent of “Les Miserables.” The studio has additionally “Final Christmas”, which options the music of George Michael, and the extremely anticipated movie adaptation of Cats, on subsequent yr’s slate.