Fresh from her scene-stealing turn in Ocean’s Eight earlier this summer, Rihanna’s next big screen appearance will come courtesy of a new feature length documentary, promising an ‘unfiltered look’ into her life and career.
The as-yet-untitled project was first announced back in 2015, and was filmed throughout the following year, when Rihanna was working on her album Anti. Though the documentary’s future seemed a little uncertain after running into delays, director Peter Berg has finally confirmed that it should be finished as soon as ‘a month and a half, two months’ from now.
‘I think she’s an extraordinary young woman and it really is kind of a pretty comprehensive profile of what goes into making her this talent that she is,’ Berg, who cast the singer in her first film, 2012’s Battleship, told Slash News. ‘The work ethic, the talent, luck, the hustle, the vision. She’s a really, really interesting woman.’
Berg has previously described the film as ‘an unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon,’ examining ‘a young artist at the top of her professional field.’ It’ll reportedly be ‘much more a character study than a musical film.’ He’s also cited 1967’s acclaimed Bob Dylan documentary Don’t Look Back as a major influence.
News of this upcoming release, coupled with the speculation that Rihanna is currently at work on a new project with Donald Glover in Cuba (rumoured to be anything from a new music video to a full blown film titled Guava Island), plus the on-going success of her Fenty Beauty and Savage lingerie lines serve to underscore what we've long suspected: that RiRi is the hardest working woman in music.
Look back at Rihanna's style transformation in the gallery below...
Back in 2005, Rihanna would team low-rise boyfriend jeans with a gaudy halterneck. Oh the Noughties! Oh our eyes! What an incredible time for casual dressing.