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Rihanna’s new documentary is set to release very soon

Director Peter Berg said the film, announced back in 2016, should only be a couple of months away

Way back in 2016 it was announced that we were getting a Rihanna documentary from Peter Berg, director of Lone Survivor and 2012’s Battleship (the film that saw the singer in her first major acting role). Since then there’s been little news on the film, but Berg has revealed in a recent interview that we can expect to see it very soon.

In a SlashFilm interview to promote his new movie Mile 22, posted August 17, the director says, “the movie will be out in about a month and a half, two months we’ll be able to start showing it,” before going on to detail Rihanna’s brilliance (as if we didn’t already know).

“I think she’s an extraordinary young woman and [the film] really is kind of a pretty comprehensive profile of what goes in to making her this talent that she is,” he says. “The work ethic, the talent, luck, the hustle, the vision. She’s a really, really interesting woman.”

This sentiment was reflected in the film’s original promotional materials from 2016, which said it would offer an “unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon”.

While Berg has presumably been working away on the documentary, Rihanna’s been spotted in Havana, Cuba, potentially working on a new film with Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino).