Prince's Music Inspires 'Mamma Mia!'-Style Musical at Universal
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Universal Pictures is developing an original movie musical inspired by the music of Prince, Collider has confirmed. The studio has acquired the rights to many of Prince's classic songs, which will be used to drive a fictional narrative, though the project is not expected to be a proper biopic, or even a quasi-biopic like Purple Rain. The move comes as 20th Century Fox's Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody crosses the $500 million mark at the global box office. There are only so many truly beloved...


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