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Celine Dion documentary in production from Sony Music Entertainment

Celine Dion documentary in production from Sony Music Entertainment
Celine Dion is supporting and participating in a new documentary about her life and career from Sony Music Entertainment. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Celine Dion is backing a new documentary film about her life and career from Sony Music Entertainment, which has entered production.

Filmmaker Irene Taylor is serving as director. Taylor is best known for Peabody and Sundance winning documentary Hear and Now and documentary short The Final Inch, which was nominated for an Oscar.

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Sony Music Entertainment's Premium Content Division is producing the project alongside Sony Music Entertainment Canada and Vermilion Films.

Dion, 53, has sold over 250 million records worldwide over her 40-year career. The singer is known for hit songs such as "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic, "Because You Loved Me," "The Power of Love," "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" and more.

"I've always been an open book with my fans, and with her sensitivity and thoughtful creativity I think that Irene will be able to show everyone a part of me that they haven't seen before. I know she'll tell my story in the most honest and heartfelt way," Dion said in a statement.

In a statement, Taylor said, "Going on this journey with a legendary artist such as Celine Dion is an extraordinary opportunity for me as a filmmaker. Having access to examine her life and inimitable career, will allow me to create a multifaceted portrait of an iconic, global superstar, which I look forward to sharing with the world."

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Dion will be returning to Las Vegas for a new residency at Resorts World that begins on Nov. 5.

Moments from Celine Dion's career

Dion rehearses at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Dec. 9, 1997, for the Dec. 10 live television production of "Gift of Song" which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF. File Photo by Ezio Petersen/UPI | License Photo

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