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Let's go crazy! Songs by Prince will be the star of a new movie musical

Prince's music is going to be a movie star again.

Universal Pictures announced Monday that it has acquired the rights to a number of classic songs from Prince’s catalog and is developing an original film musical inspired by the immortal music.

Don't expect a follow-up to Prince's quasi-biographical 1984 musical drama "Purple Rain." The new, as-yet-untitled musical will use the songs to drive a fictional narrative, similar to Universal hits such as "Mamma Mia!" "Les Miserables" and "Pitch Perfect."

The music legend died on  April 21, 2016, after selling more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. 

No details were announced in terms of plot, director or stars for the project, which does not have a planned release date. 

Universal has "Last Christmas," which features the music of George Michael, and the film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Cats" on its 2019 release slate.

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