According toDeadline, Oscar-winning filmmakerVanessa Rothis currently in production for an untitled Mary documentary. The description for the movie reads:
“Twenty-five years ago, the Bronx and Yonkers, NY native released her seminal and sophomore albumMy Life. Now, Blige is revisiting this music and reflecting on her emotional journey. The doc will center around Blige’s past struggles with poverty, abuse, addiction and heartbreak while at the same time following her on a special concert tour to performMy Life, for the first time ever as it approaches its 25-year anniversary.My Lifeis ranked as one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time & Time Magazine’s All-Time 100 Albums.”
Blige is the executive producer of the project under her Blue Butterfly company.Tara Longof eOne will also serve as an executive producer, along withMark FordandKevin Lopezof Creature Films,Ashaunna Ayars, Nicole Jacksonof Blue Butterfly andSean “Diddy” Combs. Amazon Studios will house the project.
There’s no release date for the documentary yet, but all the people involved promise nothing but greatness.
Matt Newman, Co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios, explained, “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. We are thrilled to share with our worldwide Prime Video customers this exclusive, never-before-seen, inside look into the global legend, Mary J. Blige.”