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NEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Bruno Mars says a report claiming he will portray Prince in a new movie is “100 percent false.”

The Daily Mirror, a British tabloid, published a story over the weekend saying that Mars was “being lined up to play Prince” in a biopic to air on Netflix. The story was picked up by several online sites and was circulating widely.

But Mars’ representative says the story is not true and Netflix says there’s no film in development.

Paul Cockerton, online deputy digital editor, said in an email to The Associated Press that the paper was reaching out to the reporter on the story to see if it needed to be corrected or clarified, and checking with Netflix and Mars for an official statement.

Prince died at age 57 in 2016.

Mars performed a show-stopping, memorable tribute to Prince at the 2017 Grammy Awards when he sang “Let’s Go Crazy.”

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2 thoughts on “Bruno Mars Won’t Be Playing Prince In Biopic

    • No it was not, in real life he had a black mother and father plus the movie did not show him as a little kid growing up in Minneapolis and how he met Terry,Jimmy, Morris and Andre. Purple Rain was just about two bands battling it out,

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