The music of Prince will be the inspiration for an original movie from Universal Pictures. The studio has acquired the rights to some of the singer’s classic tunes, which will be used to inspire a fictional plotline.
Fans hoping for a biopic will not get one with this film. In fact, the studio and the estate didn’t go that route because they felt the singer’s life story was covered in 1984’s “Purple Rain.”
The studio hopes the film will be something similar to “Mamma Mia,” with the music helping drive the narrative.