HBO has bought the rights to a documentary about the pop star Beyoncé Knowles directed and produced by none other than … Beyoncé Knowles. No wonder, then, that it’s being billed as “intimate” and “revealing,” with “unprecedented access,” as a news release from the cable network put it on Monday.
Representatives of the singer started shopping the film to distributors last summer. According to HBO the finished product will include material shot by Ms. Knowles on her laptop, along with concert footage, home movies and other material.
With HBO, Ms. Knowles gets a best-in-class home for an image-enhancing project; with Ms. Knowles, HBO gets a big star who’s all but guaranteed to bring in an audience. “Some of my favorite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming,” she said in a statement on Monday. The film is scheduled to have its debut on Feb. 16.