Amazon Studios Announces Mary J. Blige Documentary Coming Soon
Amazon Studios and Entertainment One are currently working on an untitled documentary about Mary J Blige that will be produced by her longtime friend and collaborator, Sean “Diddy” Combs. Mary J Blige aka “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul”, is credited with influencing the musical marriage of hip hop and R&B. The trendsetter has been in the game for almost three decades and has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales. Blige has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and has also received three Golden Globe Award nominations, she also received a nomination for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song.
The documentary coincides with the 25th anniversary of Mary J. Blige’s 1994 sophomore studio album My Life. According to Rap Up, the film will give viewers a behind the scenes look into Blige’s life struggles with poverty, abuse, addiction, and heartbreak.
Matt Newman, Co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios said, “Through this documentary, audiences will see a raw and honest side of Mary J. Blige opening up about her personal journey of redemption and healing.”
No word on a release date as of yet but we will keep checking. Blige was recently cast in an Aretha Franklin biopic alongside Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whittaker. Mary J. is also set to star the Power spinoff, “Power Book 2: Ghost,” executive produced by 50 Cent.