Paris Hilton documentary in the works
Though Paris Hilton once admitted she’s never had a “real job,” she’s getting to work on a new documentary about her life, EW has confirmed.
Variety first reported the news out of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where XYZ Films is shopping the title to international buyers. The film will begin shooting in Ibiza this summer, and feature interviews with the 35-year old socialite, who will “discuss her rise to fame, reflect on how the spotlight has contributed to the person she’s become and examine the impact her image has had on young women today.”
Hilton, Jamie Freed, and 9.14 Pictures are producing the untitled project, which has set Don Argott (Last Days Here, Slow Learners) and Sheena Joyce (The Atomic States of America) as co-directors.
“Paris Hilton is a modern day Marilyn Monroe — beautiful, iconized, world famous, shaped by mass media and misunderstood,” Argott and Joyce said, according to Variety. “We are thrilled to work with Paris to explore her complicated relationship with the public, the press and the politics that shape our perception of a modern celebrity.”
The heiress largely dominated the pop culture conversation throughout the 2000s with the launch of several product lines, her 2006 pop album Paris, a role on the Fox reality show The Simple Life (alongside Nicole Richie) from 2003-2007, and a highly-publicized stint in jail for violating her probation while driving with a suspended license.
Further details on the upcoming film, including a release date, have yet to be announced.