A Film Based on Prince’s Songs is in Development

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Prince gave us a great catalog of songs during his lifetime and now those songs will be used to create something new.

Universal Pictures has reportedly acquired the rights to the famous song list in order to develop an original film inspired by them.

Unlike the recent Bohemian Rhapsody, this film will not be a biopic. Instead, it is likely to follow the vein of Mamma Mia and Across the Universe which wielded stories based on tracks by ABBA and The Beatles, respectively.

Prince earned 8 Grammy Awards during his 41-year career and wrote over 400 songs, including When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, Nothing Compares 2 U and Purple Rain.

Perhaps the forthcoming film will be entitled The Ballad of Dorothy Parker…