Prince Jukebox Musical Movie in the Works

Prince will be the subject of a new jukebox musical movie distributed by Universal Pictures, with Black Panther filmmaker Ryan Coolger set to produce.

The script was written by Bryan Edward Hill, who previously worked on television series Titans and Ash vs. Evil Dead.

The news was first reported by Jeff Sneider and confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.

Prince, who died in 2016, has a long cinematic history. 40 years ago this July, Warner Bros. distributed his classic film, Purple Rain. In recent years, he’s been a popular potential subject for projects, including an Elizabeth Banks-starring film that was hinted at in 2018 and an upcoming stage adaptation of Purple Rain.

As for additional details about the forthcoming jukebox musical — like casting, release date, and more — we’ll have to wait and see. If they haven’t nailed their leading actor yet, perhaps a scene akin to SNL’s 2021 Prince biopic skit is playing out now.

In the meantime, for more on The Purple One, check out Consequence’s rundown of the top 10 definitively Prince songs.

Beyonce the Prince film, Cooler is also developing a “genre piece” starring Michael B. Jordan that is set for release on March 7th, 2025 via Warner Bros.

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