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Ava DuVernay to make Prince documentary for Netflix

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In this May 19, 2013 file photo, Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Ava Duvernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician's estate.
Chris Pizzello | Invision | AP file 2013

Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician's estate.

The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday that she's working on the film. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Prince's archives and will span the artist's entire life.

It will be the "Selma" filmmaker's second documentary for Netflix. Her 2016 film, "The 13th," explored mass incarceration as a form of continued slavery for African-Americans. It was nominated for best documentary by the Academy Awards and won an Emmy Award for outstanding documentary.

DuVernay, who earlier this year directed Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time," is currently filming the Netflix miniseries "Central Park Five."