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10 September 2018, 17:19 | Updated: 12 September 2018, 09:58
Could there really be anyone else?
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.
“Bruno says it will probably be the most nerve-racking move of his career if it happens,” a Netflix source 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, both Mars and Prince’s estate have yet to respond to the claims.
Meanwhile, Piano & A Microphone 1983, an album featuring Prince's previously unheard solo rehearsals, will be released on September 21.