You may not have known this, but director Peter Berg and Rihanna have been working on a documentary about the singer/actress/entrepreneur for the past few years. During a recent interview with Collider’s Steve Weintraub about making the star-studded commercial he directed for Frito-Lay for the much-anticipated return of NFL season, Berg shared an exciting update on the project, and it sounds like we’ll finally be able to watch it before too much longer .
“The Rihanna doc is something I’ve been working on with her for almost four years now,” he said. “Amazon’s gonna release it summer next year, sometime hopefully around the Fourth of July. It’s been a really epic journey, the past four years with her.” Berg also cites Rihanna’s status as a businesswoman and top-selling musical artist as one reason why the documentary has taken so long to complete. “She’s a remarkable woman, who everyday seems to grow and branch out into new businesses and new endeavors at a rate that it’s almost hard to keep up with,” he said. “So every time we think we’re going to finish the movie and put it out, she does something like start a fashion line like Fenty, or her lingerie line, or her skin care line. She’s firing on all cylinders, she’s making new music now and she’s having so much success in business and she’s such an entrepreneur that we’re letting it grow, but we are gonna try and close it up in the spring and release it in the summer.”
Berg is also working on a documentary about another prominent musical figure, the late Chris Cornell, although the project is very early in the development stage. “That’s being kind of put together now… I don’t have a timeline on that yet,” he said.
Finally, when asked what needs to happen to get a sequel to his 2003 action comedy The Rundown starring Dwayne Johnson and Seann William Scott, Berg said, “You gotta schedule it for like 2030, because Dwayne Johnson is so busy. We almost did it! We made the mistake of setting the script in Alaska, and Dwayne Johnson’s character was going to go to Alaska, and nobody thought that maybe Dwayne Johnson, a Hawaiian boy, doesn’t want to be going up to Alaska filming in a tundra. So we gotta rethink the script.”
If you missed what Berg told us about the Spenser Confidential sequel, click here to check it out.