Universal Pictures Working on Original Film Inspired By Prince’s Music
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Universal Pictures Working on Original Film Inspired By Prince’s Music

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LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Universal Pictures has reportedly acquired the rights to a number of classic songs from Prince’s catalog and has already begun to develop an original film musical inspired by his work.

According to a recent Variety report, the film will not be a biopic as both the estate and Universal want to avoid drawing comparisons to Prince’s 1984 film Purple Rain. Instead, the film will be an original story with the plotline being driven by Prince’s songs.

Atom Factory’s Troy Carter, who is also the entertainment advisor of Prince’s estate, will executive produce alongside Jody Gerson, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group.

President of Global Film Music and Publishing for Universal Pictures Mike Knobloch will also play a key role in the project, as will Universal’s Vice President of Production Sara Scott and Creative Executive Mika Pryce, who will oversee development on behalf of the studio.

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