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Anyone who has turned on a television or looked at a computer screen over the past decade may well assume they know everything there is to know about Paris Hilton.
9.14 Pictures and XYZ Films on Wednesday used Cannes to announce an as-yet untitled documentary peering into the life of the “businesswoman, entrepreneur and media icon.”
Don Argott and Sheena Joyce are set to direct the project, which will kick off production in Ibiza at the end of summer, with Hilton, Jamie Freed and 9.14 Pictures producing. XYZ Films, which also is executive producing, is handling worldwide sales and will be introducing the doc to buyers at the Cannes film market.
Billed as a “unflinching, authorized documentary,” the project will see Hilton discuss the thing that made her famous, reflect on how the spotlight has contributed to the person she is and examine the impact her image has made on young women today.
“Paris Hilton is a modern day-Marilyn Monroe — beautiful, iconized, world famous, shaped by mass media and misunderstood,” said Argott and Joyce. “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 untitled Hilton documentary joins XYZ Films’ current slate of projects, which includes Brawl in Cell Block 99, starring Vince Vaughn; international hostage thriller 6 Days, starring Jamie Bell, Mark Strong and Abbie Cornish; action-thriller Pilgrimage starring Jon Bernthal and Tom Holland; and I Kill Giants, directed by Anders Walter and produced by Chris Columbus, Man of Action Entertainment and XYZ.
Hilton is repped by WME and Jamie Freed.
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Jon M. Chu