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Jamie Foxx To Produce Upcoming Luther Vandross Documentary

Some of the greats will be working on a legendary documentary.

Luther Vandross and Jamie Foxx

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jamie Foxx and Colin Firth will be serving as producers in an upcoming Luther Vandross documentary.


Joining forces to complete the project are Sony Music Entertainment's Premium Content Division, Sony Music Publishing, Foxx's Foxxhole Productions and Firth's Raindog Films, which will produce the first-ever feature-length documentary on the eight-time Grammy winner, who, unfortunately, died in 2005 at the age of 54.


Directing is award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter, and the production is underway.


"Luther is one of our GOATs," Foxx said in a press release. "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."


Vandross became one of the GOATs by first becoming a backup singer for Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler and David Bowtie. But things started really rolling for him when he released Never Too Much in 1981 -- an album that went double platinum that sold over 40 million worldwide.


Moving forward, most of his albums achieved platinum or double-platinum status, scoring five Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, which include Endless Love, and Power of Love/Love Power. In all, he earned 27 Top 10 hits on the R&B chart, and that included seven No. 1s. He also had 33 Grammy nominations.


Vandross had a stroke in 2003, which led to him missing the 2004 Grammy Awards. He won four honors at the awards ceremony, including Song of the Year: Dance With My Father.


The documentary "will follow the iconic artist as he charted his own course becoming one of the most decorated and influential pop artists of all time" and "capture the intensely private Grammy-winning artist's passion of music, global rise and personal struggles." Additionally, the film will have "access to his never-before-seen personal archive," which is supported by his closest friends and family. Partnering with the producers are Trilogy Films, the Estate of Luther Vandross and estate partner Primary Wave Music to help create the documentary.


"Like so many, I have always loved Luther's music, but I had no idea of the breadth and scope of his artistry," Porter said. "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."


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