Ting Poo is following up “Val,” her acclaimed 2021 documentary about actor Val Kilmer, with a portrait of another industry vet. She’s helming a doc about five-time Grammy winner Christina Aguilera that’s being produced by Time Studios and Roc Nation. A press release announced the news.
The doc promises to offer viewers “unprecedented access to Christina’s life story” and “open up her personal archive for a wildly creative look into the past and present, from her early days as a pre-teen Disney star to her current recognition as an international icon with one of music’s most celebrated voices,” per its synopsis. Diving into both her personal and professional life, the doc features “never-before-seen footage and exclusive behind-closed-door moments” highlighting the “artist, mother, and entertainer as she reflects on her multi-decade career fighting for creative freedom and gender equality.”
An alumna of the Micky Mouse Club, Aguilera rose to stardom with her chart-topping 1999 single “Genie in a Bottle.” “What a Girl Wants,” “Dirrty,” and “Fighter” are among her many hits. She’s sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The “Burlesque” actress’ most recent album, “Aguilera,” was released this year.
“Christina Aguilera is one of the most iconic artists of our time, whose music has inspired millions of people around the world. I am truly honored to tell the story of the person behind the music because I know it will equally inspire,” said Poo.
“Val” won a Critics’ Choice Documentary Award for Best Historical or Biographical Documentary. Poo co-directed the film with Leo Scott.