One Direction will be showcased in new Sony Pictures' 3D film, directed by Morgan Spurlock
One Direction, the London-based music group, is getting the 3D treatment from Sony, with Morgan Spurlock set to direct, the studio announced on Tuesday.
The band has sold more than 13 million records worldwide. Today, One Direction released “Take Me Home,” which includes No. 1 single, “Live While We’re Young.”
TriStar Pictures will release the picture on Aug. 30, 2013.
"This is an incredible opportunity and an amazing moment in time for the band,” Spurlock said in a statement. “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."
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. In March, 2012, One Direction’s debut album, “Up All Night,” made U.S. history when it became the first U.K. group whose debut album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at No. 1.
“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 for them,” Cowell said in a statement.
Spurlock, Ben Winston, Cowell and Adam Milano will produce the film. Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee, Will Bloomfield, Matthew Galkin, Jeremy Chilnick and Doug Merrifield are executive producing.