Beyonce to direct and star in documentary about her life
Beyonce’s newest project will put behind the camera as well as in front of it. Miss Knowles up to now has dominated the entertainment business with her music, dancing, fashion and even occasional acting roles, but it looks like she wants to add directing to the list.
Along with her ICM agency representatives, Beyonce is looking to find a Hollywood studio to back a documentary about her life and career. A source familiar with the package being offered was not allowed to give specifics, but acknowledged that the film would include a mix of both music and personal study, utilizing concert footage along with interviews, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Potential distributors have been treated to about 20 minutes of preview footage from the film, which will feature Beyonce as the star, director and producer. The documentary would likely focus on some of the most recent events in the singer’s career, which include the release of her billboard-topping album “4,” the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, and her split from her long term manager and father Matthew Knowles.
Beyonce is already signed on to star in a possible remake of Judy Garland’s classic “A Star is Born,” and was featured in an MTV mini-documentary titled “Year of 4” just last year. Though both Cadillac Records and Dreamgirls were nominated for a number of awards, Beyonce has yet to take one home for her acting.
Beyonce’s documentary would be the latest in a string of similar films following the lives of popular artists. Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and the Jonas Brothers have all released documentaries covering their careers, with relatively good results. Though Perry’s film has grossed just $24 million since its July release, the low production costs and built-in star power are consistently appetizing to Hollywood studios.