Backstreet Boys To Make Documentary
The Backstreet Boys are making a comeback with a new documentary about their rise from child stars to pop kings. The group, who will shortly be celebrating their 20th anniversary, will be returning with their full original line-up of members.
Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A. J. McLean and Kevin Richardson have all agreed to the project since Kevin, who quit the band in 2006, returned last summer. The documentary will chart their rise to fame from the 90s to current day and serve to promote their forthcoming album and world tour.
"We always wanted to make a film and now is the ideal time - with Kevin back, the fact that we are masters of our own destiny, a new album in the works and our 20th anniversary all adds up to being the right time to share our story," the band said in a statement.
Stephen Kijak, the director behind the Rolling Stones documentary ‘Stones In Exile’, will be heading the project. “What drew me to this project is their openness and willingness to push themselves into uncomfortable places, to be vulnerable and honest and to be really trusting of the film-making team to steer them in the right direction," he told The Hollywood Reporter. He also assured fans the movie wouldn't be another "3-D Boy Band puff piece, BSB are getting real and it has been exciting to work with them as they explore their past and start to look towards their futures.”
Production company Pulse Films will be taking part in the creation of the documentary, they have previously worked on the LCD Soundsystem movie ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’, the Blur reunion and tour documentary ‘No Distance Left To Run’ and Katy Perry's ‘Part of Me 3D’.
According to reports the Backstreet Boys documentary will be out in the Autumn.