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Prince documentary coming in 2017

Prince documentary coming in 2017
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 24: Musician Prince performs onstage during the American Idol Season 5 Finale on May 24, 2006 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. It was reported that a documentary about the late singer called "Prince: R U Listening" will be released in 2017. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Prince documentary coming in 2017

A documentary about Prince is on its way.

Rolling Stone reported that the movie, called "Prince: R U Listening," will give a look at the late singer's career from the beginning through his journey to stardom and success.

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Movie news website Screen Daily first reported the news, saying that the movie will be produced and directed by Michael John Kirk, who has worked on "Frontline," a PBS documentary series.

Prince died in April of a fentanyl overdose at 57 years old.

The story of Prince's career will be told through interviews with family and fellow musicians who knew him, including Lenny Kravitz, Sheila E., Mick Jagger, Bono and Billy Idol.

Screen Daily reported that "Prince: R U Listening" will be released in the first half of 2017.

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