The film is inspired by the classic Dylan rock doc Don't Look Back
Rihanna will be the subject of her own full-length documentary film, directed by Friday Night Lights director Peter Berg. The inspiration for the movie? Don't Look Back, the 1967 warts-and-all Bob Dylan documentary that essentially invented the gritty rock documentary.
Berg directed Rihanna in her first big film role, Battleship, the alien invasion clunker based on the children's strategy game that inevitably ends in tears when a 6-year-old swallows a plastic submarine.
The as-yet-untitled documentary been described as an "unfiltered look into Rihanna’s life and how she’s ascended to become a global icon". Berg told Deadline that he wants to examine "a young artist at the top of her professional field" and said that he wants the movie to be "much more a character study than a music film".
Rihanna's film career has so far run the gamut from animated (teen girl Tip in DreamWorks cartoon Home) to the abysmal (see above), so she'll hopefully pull this off. Nobody's better at being Rihanna than Rihanna, right?