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Bruno Mars has reportedly been chosen to play Prince in a new Netflix movie about the singer’s life.

Mars, who paid tribute to Prince with a performance at last year’s GRAMMY Awards, has been a fan of ‘The Purple One’ since childhood. Now, he’s reported to be portraying him on the small screen.

“Bruno says it will probably be the most nerve-racking move of his career if it happens,” a Netflix source told The Mirror. “Prince was one of his idols so to be asked to take on a hefty role like that especially as a debut acting move is full-on.

“The offer has come out of the blue. Bruno used to love acting when he was younger but it’s not an avenue he’s explored.”

Mars and Prince’s estate are yet to respond to the claims.

Meanwhile, a previously unheard demo of Prince‘s ’17 Days’ was recently revealed ahead of the release of a new live album.

‘Piano & A Microphone 1983’, which features the musician’s solo rehearsals, was recorded at his home. The record will be released on September 21.

Another previously unreleased Prince song features on the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s new movie, BlacKkKlansman. ‘Mary Don’t You Weep’ plays during the film’s end credits. 

“Prince wanted me to have that song, I don’t care what nobody says,” the director explained. “My brother Prince wanted me to have that song. For this film. There’s no other explanation to me. This cassette is in the back of the vaults. In Paisley Park. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, it’s discovered? Nah-ah. That ain’t an accident.”

The post Bruno Mars reportedly lined up to play Prince in new biopic movie appeared first on NME.

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