Bruno Mars will NOT play Prince in a new Netflix movie

12 September 2018, 10:01

Prince / Bruno Mars
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By Tom Eames

"100% false"

Bruno Mars has denied reports that he has been lined up to play Prince in an upcoming Netflix movie about the late singer's life.

Mars is known to be a huge fan of Prince since childhood, and paid tribute to Prince with a performance at last year’s Grammy Awards.

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“Bruno says it will probably be the most nerve-racking move of his career if it happens,” a Netflix source supposedly told The Mirror.“

"Prince was one of his idols so to be asked to take on a hefty role like that especially as a debut acting move is full-on.

“The offer has come out of the blue. Bruno used to love acting when he was younger but it’s not an avenue he’s explored.”

However, Bruno's reps have now dismissed the story, labelling it as "100% false", according to Billboard.

Meanwhile, Piano & A Microphone 1983, an album featuring Prince's previously unheard solo rehearsals, will be released on September 21.