Onyx Collective announces the acquisition of the feature film documentary “Untitled Sly Stone” (working title) 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.
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.
Executive Producers include Brian Gersh (Network Entertainment Inc.), Sylvester Stone (Sylvester Stewart), , hmir “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.).
Producers include Joseph Patel and Derik Murray (Network Entertainment Inc.).
Joseph Patel and Jeff Mao are attached as writers.
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (Two One Five Entertainment Inc.) will direct.
Onyx Collective, formed under Disney General Entertainment Content (DGE), is a premium content brand. Programming exclusively available to stream on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories, Onyx Collective was designed to curate thought-provoking entertainment content by creators of color and offers an exciting slate for a global audience, including critically acclaimed debut project Questlove’s Oscar®-winning documentary “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”; “The Hair Tales,” from executive producers Tracee Ellis Ross, Michaela angela Davis and Oprah Winfrey; legal drama “Reasonable Doubt,” from executive producers Raamla Mohamed, Kerry Washington and Larry Wilmore; limited series “The Plot,” executive produced and starring two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali; award-winning documentary, “Aftershock,” from directors Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee; docu-series “Gigante,” featuring Don Francisco (Mario Kreutzberger), and comedy series “Unprisoned,” executive produced and starring Kerry Washington and Delroy Lindo.
The brand’s roster of prolific creators also includes Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media (“Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Black Panther”), writer and director Destin Daniel Cretton (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”) and his production company Family Owned, writer, producer and director Prentice Penny’s Penny for Your Thoughts, writer and comedian Natasha Rothwell (“Insecure,” “SNL”), writer-producer Erika Green Swafford and her production company Chocolate Girl Wonder, Yara Shahidi with her 7th Sun Production Company, and most recently writer-producer Jason Kim (“Barry,” “KPOP”).
The film will stream on Hulu in the United States however it is unclear if it will stream internationally on Disney+.