Amazon Studios and Entertainment One are at work on a Mary J. Blige documentary for Amazon Prime Video. The untitled documentary will be directed by Vanessa Roth, with Blige and Sean Combs as the executive producers. The documentary promises a personal look at Blige’s music and TV industry ascent amid past struggles with poverty, abuse, addiction and heartbreak.
Co-head of movies at Amazon Studios, Matt Newman, spoke out about Blige and her accomplishments:
“We all know Mary J. Blige as the two-time Oscar nominee, Grammy Award winning, multi-hyphenate who has sold over 80 million records. But 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.”
Besides her hip-hop music career, Blige has TV credits that include Starz’s Power and The Umbrella Academy on Netflix. Her other TV credits include Scream and guest roles on How to Get Away With Murder and Black-ish. Over time she has earned a pair of Oscar nominations, for best supporting actress and best original song, for the 2017 film Mudbound.
Tara Long, Mark Ford, Kevin Lopez, Ashaunna Ayars and Nicole Jackson will also executive produce the untitled Blige documentary co-produced by Creature Films and Blue Butterfly, Blige’s production venture.