×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Cannes: Tina Turner Film to Document Rock ’n’ Roll Icon’s Life

Tina Turner’s tumultuous rock ‘n’ roll life will be told in feature-documentary form for the first time, with buyers being introduced to the project at the Cannes market.

Tina Turner” (working title) hails from Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the filmmakers behind the Emmy Award-winning “LA 92” and Academy Award-winning “Undefeated.” They are reuniting with Simon Chinn (“Man on Wire”) and Jonathan Chinn (“LA 92”) at Lightbox.

Erwin Bach, record producer and Tina Turner’s husband, will executive produce alongside Tali Pelman of Stage Entertainment, which launched “Tina Turner the Musical” in London’s West End last month. The film will feature Turner herself as well as friends and collaborators. It promises previously unseen footage of the star. Production starts later this year.

Altitude has international sales and will also distribute it in the U.K. and Ireland. Will Clarke, Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall will serve as executive producers for Altitude. It previously partnered with Lightbox on Kevin Macdonald’s “Whitney,” which is being screened at Cannes.

Tina Turner joins another rock star, Liam Gallagher, on Altitude’s Cannes slate. Altitude has boarded “Liam Gallagher: As It Was,” a Lorton Entertainment-produced documentary on the singer who rose to prominence as the front man of Oasis. Charlie Lightening will direct and Steven Lappin (“Springsteen and I”) will produce.

The producers said the film will show Liam emerging from his brother Noel’s shadow and “going from being in the biggest band in the world to starting again alone, stripped bare, with nowhere to hide.”

Gallagher said: “’As It Was’ is a documentary about my musical comeback. It covers the writing and recording of my first solo album, right through to playing it live for the very first time in my hometown of Manchester and around the world.”

More Music

  • The Prom Broadway

    'The Prom': How the Little Show That Could Found Its Way to the Tonys Dance

    Does a Broadway musical still count as an underdog if it’s got über-producer Ryan Murphy in its corner? It does if it’s “The Prom,” the labor of love from a team of Broadway veterans that’s carving out a place for itself as an original story on a street full of familiar titles and well-known brands. [...]

  • lucian grainge: cannes lions media person

    Vivendi in Talks With Tencent About Universal Music Sale (Report)

    In the 10 months since Vivendi confirmed that it is seeking a buyer for as much as 50% of Universal Music Group, the industry has watched analysts’ proposed valuations of the company balloon from an initial $22 billion to as much as $50 billion. But according to a report in Bloomberg, private equity investors have [...]

  • Watch Karen O & Danger Mouse’s

    Watch Karen O & Danger Mouse’s ‘Encounter With Lux Prima’ Documentary (EXCLUSIVE)

    Karen O & Danger Mouse’s “Lux Prima” is one of the year’s best albums so far — but it’s more than an album. “An Encounter with Lux Prima – The Art of Collaboration,” a short documentary chronicling the 18-month development of their multisensory art installation “An Encounter With Lux Prima” premieres today exclusively on Variety. [...]

  • Netflix's Clarence Avant Doc 'Black Godfather'

    Barack Obama, P. Diddy, David Geffen Hail 'Black Godfather' Clarence Avant in Netflix Doc (Watch)

    The first trailer for “The Black Godfather,” Reginald Hudlin’s documentary about black entertainment trailblazer Clarence Avant, has been released. The film features interviews with Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy, David Geffen, Clive Davis, Diane Warren, Lionel Richie and Irving Azoff, among other industry titans. Former president Barack Obama also makes an appearance. Hudlin spent three years [...]

  • Guy Moot and Carianne Marshall on

    Guy Moot and Carianne Marshall on the New Warner Chappell (EXCLUSIVE)

    Even by music industry standards, publishing is a pretty small world: It’s an ultra-specialized area of the business and a tight community where pretty much everyone knows each other. But although the two co-chairs of Warner Chappell Music Publishing — former Sony/ATV president of worldwide creative Guy Moot and former SONGS publishing partner Carianne Marshall [...]

  • Malcom McLaren’s Son Joe Corré Preps

    Malcom McLaren’s Son Joe Corré Preps ‘Wake Up Punk’ Feature Doc (EXCLUSIVE)

    Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s son Joe Corré has voiced his opposition to a Sex Pistols feature film in the works, and is about to launch his own project, “Wake Up Punk.” The feature documentary will follow events after his decision to burn punk memorabilia worth millions of pounds. John Lydon has already tweeted that [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content