“Mamma Mia”-Esque Prince Musical Planned

Mamma Mia Esque Prince Musical Planned

Universal Pictures has announced plans to make a new film based on the music of now-deceased music legend Prince, but it is NOT a biopic ala “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

The studio has reportedly purchased the rights to a number of songs written by Prince and plans to do an original film musical which makes use of said music, similar to the way “Mamma Mia!” makes use of the songs of ABBA.

Universal is reportedly skipping the idea of a biopic as they believed the semi-autobiographical “Purple Rain” effectively covered that and they have no plans to remake it. No creative team for the project has been announced.

Source: Variety