Kanye West has been permitting his life to be documented on movie for the previous 20 years, and the result’s a brand new multi-part documentary that has reportedly bought to Netflix for a whopping $30 million.
In keeping with a report in Billboard, West partnered with a pair of filmmakers who’ve spent the previous 21 years chronicling his life.
“Sources accustomed to the undertaking say the streaming service has acquired the yet-to-be titled undertaking from Clarence ‘Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah — extra generally generally known as Coodie & Chike — who directed two of West’s first movies, ‘By means of the Wire’ and the third model of Jesus Walks’,” reported Billboard.
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In actual fact, a type of sources informed Billboard that Netflix buy the documentary — which is able to stream as a miniseries — “for upwards of $30 million.”
One other supply provides much more element, claiming that Simmons started filming West in Chicago again within the Nineties, “and their relationship will function the spine of the documentary collection, which is able to inform the story of the rapper and producer’s rise to success and fame’s influence on him as properly hip-hop’s influence on well-liked tradition and the world’s evolving relationship with superstar.”
Combining non-public residence movies with never-before-seen footage, that supply says the collection may even handle the demise of West’s mom, Donda West, and the devastating impact it had on the rapper.
Additionally lined within the doc shall be West’s segue into the world of style and his failed presidential bid; it’s not identified whether or not his current cut up from Kim Kardashian shall be featured.
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“Whereas West isn’t creatively concerned within the manufacturing, the second supply says he primarily has given his assist by permitting himself to be filmed by Coodie & Chike for 21 years,” provides Billboard.
The as-yet-entitled collection is predicted to premiere later this yr; Netflix would neither verify nor deny the report.