Backstreet Boys announce documentary plans
Former 'N Syncer Justin Timberlake might've taken the stage at last night's Grammy's, but Timberlake's '90s rival, The Backstreet Boys, have a little something up their sleeves as well. A Backstreet Boys documentary is currently in production by Pulse Films and is set to be finished this fall.
The film announcement follows on the heels of the boy band's reunion with all five members, and their upcoming album as well as world tour for their 20th anniversary. But that's not the focus of the documentary.
Directed by Stones In Exile's Stephen Kijak, the film is said to tell the story of the band's journey from child stars to a "fully-grown boy band" as one of the top 30 selling global artists of all time.
"This is an incredible opportunity to make a film no one would expect The Backstreet Boys to make. 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. This isn't some 3-D Boy Band puff piece – BSB is getting real and it has been exciting to work with them as they explore their past and start to look towards their futures. They're grown men in a boy-band. They are wrestling with the big questions in their lives and their careers. And they are just really fascinating guys," Kijak said in a press release.
"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. We are excited that the team from Pulse and Stephen have joined us in what has been a energizing collaboration so far," the Boys added.