The documentary Prince: R U Listening? will reportedly be released next year, and since Prince can do anything there’s a chance he is indeed listening.
The documentary will round up interviews from Prince’s old band members and famous acquaintances like Sheila E., Bono and Lenny Kravitz, according to Screen Daily. The film will focus on the early part of his career.
The movie will be directed by producer Michael Kirk (Find Your Groove), with no details available at press time on a U.S. release schedule. Among the former band members expected to feature in the film are guitarist Dez Dickerson, who played with Prince from 1979 until just after the 1999 tour and bassist André Cymone, who started out in Prince’s teen band Grand Central and toured with him through 1981.
The doc is expected to be released in the second half of 2017 through a Swiss distributor, with production from 13 Films. Rolling Stone notes:
Although 13 Films announced the documentary’s existence, the news came via Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, a company that secured the rights to the titles for German-speaking countries in Europe. It has not yet detailed a U.S. release.