One Direction to make behind the scenes 3D documentary


One Direction

A 3D documentary film is to made about One Direction's rise to fame.

The British boy band will work with director Morgan Spurlock, who is famous for making Super Size Me, which looked at the effects of eating fast food.

It is thought the movie will be similar to recent documentaries released by Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.

What the band have achieved is incredible. They and their fans have made history around the world - this is for them
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell, boss of One Direction's record label Syco, said the film would give an "access all areas, behind the scenes" look at the group.

"What the band have achieved is incredible," said Cowell.

"They and their fans have made history around the world - this is for them."

Director Morgan Spurlock called the film "an incredible opportunity and an amazing moment in time for the band".

The project, produced by Sony Pictures, is due out in August 2013 next year.

Morgan Spurlock
Image caption Morgan Spurlock will be working with One Direction on the 3D film

Pop star documentaries have proved popular with fans.

Justin Bieber's 2011 film grossed $73m (£46m) at the US box office.

Part of Me, Katy Perry's film which featured her break-up with comedian Russell Brand, took $25m (£16m) in America.

One Direction have already had success in America scoring the fastest-selling track by a non-US artist ever with Live While We're Young.

They also became the first Brits to go in at the top of the Billboard chart with their debut album.

They recently released their second record, Take Me Home, which is also expected to go to number one in America.

The group - Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - finished third on The X Factor in 2010.

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