Disney’s Onyx Collective has announced that it has acquired a brand new documentary feature film from Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson, which is currently going by the working title of ‘Untitled Sly Stone’.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson directs his sophomore feature documentary follow-up to “Summer of Soul,” examining the life and legacy of Sly and the Family Stone, the groundbreaking band led by the charismatic and enigmatic Sly Stone. This film tells the story behind the rise, reign and fadeout of one of pop music’s most influential artists and, in doing so, tells a very human story about the cost of genius.
The film has been acquired from MRC, Network Entertainment Inc., Sylvester Stewart, Two One Five Entertainment Inc., Stardust Films LLC and ID8 Multimedia, Inc. in association with Sony Music Entertainment.
It has been executive produced by Brian Gersh (Network Entertainment Inc.). Sylvester Stone (Sylvester Stewart), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (Two One Five Entertainment Inc.), Shawn Gee (Two One Five Entertainment Inc.), Zarah Zohlman (Two One Five Entertainment Inc.), Lonnie Rashid Lynn, aka Common (Stardust Films LLC), Derek Dudley (ID8 Multimedia, Inc.), Shelby Stone (ID8 Multimedia, Inc.), Ron Weisner and Paul Gertz (Network Entertainment Inc.)
And produced by Joseph Patel and Derik Murray (Network Entertainment Inc.), with Joseph Patel and Jeff Mao writing the film.
This untitled film will be shown on Hulu in the United States. It’s not clear if Disney has acquired the global streaming rights for an international release on Disney+ and Star+, as it did with “Summer of Soul”.
Are you interested in this new film about Sly Stone?