Welcome to the Golden Age of music documentaries…
With movies about celebrities as popular as ever, a slew of films about some of our favorite A-list musical acts are on the way in the future. Big names like Beyoncé, Backstreet Boys, and The Rolling Stones will be the next subjects to lay it all out for cameras to capture.
According to the Los Angeles Times, reps for Beyoncé Knowles are shopping around a nonfiction story about her life that she hopes to produce and direct.
The film promises to be a mix of her blooming personal and professional lives and will include stock concert footage as well as personal confessionals. No word yet on whether the film’s budget will enable it to match the 3D approach of its predecessors like Katy Perry: Part of Me and Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never.
Also, for all of you Backstreet Boys fans out there still holding on to your Millennium posters, Hollyscoop has exclusively learned that the boys are in the works on a documentary of their own as part of their 20th year anniversary.
It was previously reported that the boys had reunited in full in London to record new material.
“It’s the first time in the studio together, all five of us, since 2005,” member Howie Dorough told viewers on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The will also be performing together on the show on August 31.
And speaking of classics, HBO will air a new documentary about the legendary band The Rolling Stones in order to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Though the band has a good handful of films made about them in the past, according to the film’s director Brett Morgan, the latest installment will paint a complete canvas on their history, encompassing everything from “their early club days through their arrival as the greatest band in the world."
And these aren’t the only big additions to come from the music industry-gone-movies world. Other brand new hyped projects include Ice-T’s anthem to rap music The Art of Rap and Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson tribute Bad 25, both on the way soon.