Peter Berg To Direct Music Documentary About Rihanna


Deadline reports that Lone Survivor director Peter Berg has formed a new production arm with State Of Play producer Matt Goldberg titled Film 45. The company aims to produce non-scripted and branded entertainment for release across a multitude of platforms. Included in this announcement are details of the outfit’s upcoming slate, which is set to include a reunion for the helmer with his Battleship star Rihanna.

First out of the gate will be a theatrical music documentary that’s described as an “unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon.” To gain a better sense of its ambition, it has apparently been dubbed a “contemporary take” on the Bob Dylan 1975 rock documentary masterpiece Don’t Look Back. Berg specifically addressed his intentions for the shoot, which he hopes will examine “a young artist at the top of her professional field” for a film that’s “much more a character study than a music film.”

If the music-movie doesn’t suit your viewing palette, then a few other projects that Film 45 are cooking up just might. As well as the Rihanna doc, the company is also developing a documentary for HBO about legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum, and an eight-part documentary series detailing heroic first-person accounts by U.S. Special Forces that’s lined up at the History Channel and expected to premiere this fall.