Jamie Foxx is set to produce a documentary based on the life of late legendary R&B signer Luther Vandross.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Jamie Foxx, in collaboration with his entertainment company Foxxhole Productions and Colin Firth’s Raindog Films, has joined forces to produce the documentary. Dawn Porter will take on the role of director for the project. Additionally, Sony Music Entertainment’s Premium Content Division and Sony Music Publishing will be actively involved in the production.
“Luther is one of our G.O.A.T.s,” Foxx said in a statement. “He’s one of the greatest singers in the history of music. It is truly an honor to be a part of the team to help bring this incredible story to the masses.”
“Like so many, I have always loved Luther’s music, but I had no idea of the breadth and scope of his artistry,” said Porter, according to the outlet. “I think people will be surprised at how much he accomplished in his tragically short life. It is a joy to be able to share his true story.”
In addition to the documentary, there is also a biopic in development based on Luther Vandross’ only biographical book titled “Luther: The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross,” which was written by veteran music journalist Craig Seymour.
Luther Vandross was one of the greatest R&B singer in music history who left a lasting impact on music. He won eight Grammy Awards and is best known for hits like “Never Too Much,” “Here and Now,” and “Dance With My Father.” His music has been sampled in popular hip-hop songs, including Kanye West and Twista’s “Slow Jamz.”
Tragically, Luther Vandross passed away in 2005 at the age of 54. His untimely death was caused by a heart attack, which was linked to his struggles with diabetes and hypertension. It was a significant loss for the music industry, as Vandross’s talent and contributions to R&B continue to be cherished by fans worldwide.