Luther Vandross Documentary

Luther Vandross Documentary Expected To Premiere In 2025

"Luther: Never Too Much" is expected to premiere in 2025 on OWN, Max, and CNN.

A documentary on R&B singer Luther Vandross has been acquired by CNN Films and is expected to premiere in 2025, the 20th anniversary of his death.

CNN Films announced Luther: Never Too Much by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter has been acquired in partnership with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Porter previously worked with CNN Films on the film, John Lewis: Good Trouble.

“I’m thrilled to partner again with CNN Films and OWN to bring this film to audiences,” said Porter in a written statement. “Luther’s music is timeless, his legacy is unsurpassed, and we can’t wait for all of his fans new and old to experience his brilliance.”

The documentary will follow the balladeer throughout his career until his 2005 death at age 54 on from complications of a stroke. The film is being produced by Raindog Films and Foxxhole Productions for Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Music Publishing, in association with Trilogy Films. The documentary is slated to debut on CNN, OWN, and Max in 2025.

“CNN Films has a long history of bringing audiences intimate portraits of their favorite musicians and Dawn has crafted a beautiful tribute to Luther Vandross,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent, CNN Originals, and creative development. “It is an honor to reteam with her along with our partners at OWN to celebrate Luther’s enduring legacy and his iconic songbook.”

Luther: Never Too Much will use a library of rarely seen archives and feature commentary from friends and collaborators such as Mariah Carey, Dionne Warwick, Valerie Simpson, and Roberta Flack. The film will examine Vandross’ musical journey, his personal life, and his health struggles.

At its premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, Never Too Much received a standing ovation and glowing reviews.

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