Common will exec produce the project from MRC Non-Fiction.
After making his feature directorial debut with Sundance-winning doc Summer of Love, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson has set his follow-up feature on Sly Stone.
Questlove will direct the documentary about the influential artist, king of funk, and fashion icon, with his partners Zarah Zohlman and Shawn Geehis producing under their Two One Five Entertainment banner.
According to the announcement, the doc will follow the musician "who was breaking all the rules at a time when doing so was extremely challenging, even dangerous. The pressure of explosive mainstream pop success and the responsibility of representing Black America forced him to walk the fine line of impossible expectations."