Sony Pictures Producing 3D Movie Starring One Direction
Morgan Spurlock to Direct Behind-the-Scenes Film, Which TriStar Pictures will
release on August 30, 2013 (Labor Day Weekend)
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Sony Pictures announced today that
it's making a 3D film showcasing London-based global music sensation One
Direction. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me)
will direct the film, which TriStar Pictures will release on August 30, 2013
(Labor Day weekend).
"This is an incredible opportunity and an amazing moment in time for the
band," said director/producer Spurlock. "To capture this journey and share it
with audiences around the world will be an epic undertaking that I am proud to
be a part of."
Simon Cowell said, "I'm delighted we're making this film and Morgan is the
perfect person to give that access-all-areas, behind-the-scenes look into what
it's like to be One Direction today. What the band have achieved is
incredible, they and their fans have made history around the world – this is
Spurlock emerged in 2004 with his Academy Award®-nominated feature Super Size
Me, in which he subjected himself to eating only at McDonald's for 30 days. He
has since gone on to produce other acclaimed documentary features such as
Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, and
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, as well as non-fiction TV series including
FX's30 Days and CNN's upcoming Inside Man. He was nominated for an Emmy Award
and Writers Guild Award in 2010 for the Fox TV Special The Simpsons 20th
Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!
One Direction –Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis
Tomlinson –were discovered by Simon Cowell on the U.K.'s "The X Factor" in
2010. The band quickly gained a following to become one of the competition's
all-time most popular acts, finishing in the final three and garnering a
gigantic and loyal fanbase along the way. In March 2012, One Direction's debut
album, "Up All Night," made U.S. history, as it was the first time a U.K.
group's debut album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at No. 1. The band
has sold over 13 million records worldwide. Today, One Direction released
their sophomore album, "Take Me Home," which includes the No. 1 single, "Live
While We're Young."
Morgan Spurlock, Ben Winston, Simon Cowell, and Adam Milano will produce the
film. Executive Producers will be Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee, Will
Bloomfield, Matthew Galkin, Jeremy Chilnick and Doug Merrifield. Hannah
Minghella, President of Production for Columbia Pictures, and Lauren Abrahams,
Vice President of Production for Columbia Pictures, will oversee production
for the studio.
Follow @1D3Dmovie on Twitter for exclusive updates about the movie. The
official movie account on Twitter will announce news using the hashtag
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Contact: Pat Shin / TriStar Pictures, email@example.com, +1-310-244-7784;
Benny Tarantini / Columbia Records, Benny.Tarantini@sonymusic.com,
+1-212-833.5858; Mike Navarra/ Columbia Records, Mike.Navarra@sonymusic.com,
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