Beyoncé is one of the most thrilling multi-hyphenate superstars in the game, and now she’s looking to pad her already-stacked résumé with another title: director. The pop diva is reportedly shopping a documentary feature about her life and career that she will star in, direct and produce.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Beyoncé’s agents at ICM are looking for distribution for a documentary focusing on her life and career that would blend performance footage with confessional interviews. A source close to the film, who was not authorized to talk about it publicly, revealed that 20 minutes of footage has been shown to prospective distributors.
Beyoncé previously starred in, but did not direct, “Beyoncé: Year of 4,“ a reflective MTV documentary that chronicled the star’s return to the studio to make her hit 2011 album 4 after taking a year off. “My life was award shows and tour buses and hotels, and it kind of goes by so fast. I couldn’t even hear it anymore,” she says in the film. “It was very risky for me to set out on my own. Sometimes we don’t reach for the stars, sometimes we are satisfied with what people tell us we’re supposed to be satisfied with, and I’m just not going for it.”
Much has happened in the year-plus since “Year of 4” was produced for the star to explore in a feature-length film.
Behind the scenes, she took control of her career, parting ways professionally with her longtime manager, father Mathew Knowles, in March 2011. A few months later, in June, she released her hit album 4.
In August 2011, Beyoncé revealed at the MTV Video Music Awards that she was expecting her first child with husband Jay-Z. The couple welcomed a daughter , Blue Ivy Carter, in January. She made her return to the stage in May with a series of concerts at the Revel resort in Atlantic City, and rumors abound that she is hard at work on new material. In February, songwriter-producer and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder revealed, “The conversations about her next album literally just started and there [are] two projects happening.”
Tedder previously produced the 4 track “I Was Here” and co-wrote and produced the I Am … Sasha Fierce global smash “Halo.”