Backstreet Boys have given the go-ahead to a documentary chronicling their path from child stars to world-conquering, grown-up boy band. And thus, their comeback is rendered more triumphant, as a film crew will surely be there to document that final (or maybe not?) chapter of BSB this year. Directed by Stephen Kijak, the film is being touted as a “tell-all,” and Kijak promised it won’t just be a “3-D boy band puff piece.”
“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 filmmaking team to steer them in the right direction,” he said. BSB themselves released a statement, saying, “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 — it all adds up to being the right time to share our story.”
The production house behind the movie, Pulse Films, also produced Katy Perry‘s Part of Me 3D and the LCD Soundsystem doc Shut Up and Play the Hits. The BSB film is expected to be finished in the fall and will get a theatrical release.
Last summer, Backstreet Boys reassembled their original lineup and performed together on Good Morning America, and also launched a BSB Cruise celebrating their 20th anniversary. The guys have been working on a new album, but have been tight-lipped about details since announcing they were hitting the studio. However, they did give fans something new in the form of a new Christmas track in November.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]