Instead of a biopic, the film will use Prince’s music to drive a fictional narrative much like Universal’s «Mama Mia!» or «Across the Universe.»
Universal Pictures on Monday said that the studio is working on a film based on the music of Prince.
The studio said that it has acquired the rights to a number of songs from Prince’s catalog and is developing an original movie musical inspired by his music.
The film isn’t a Prince biopic, but will instead use the artist’s music to drive a fictional narrative, a la “Mamma Mia!” or “Across the Universe.”
Also Read: Ava DuVernay to Direct Prince Documentary for Netflix
Prince, who died April 21,2016, is also the subject of a multi-part documentary for Netflix. The documentary series, directed by Ava DuVernay, will cover the late pop star’s entire life and is being made with the full cooperation of his estate, which will provide archival footage and photos and interviews.

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