Backstreet's back, ALRIGHT!
Okay, well they've already been back for a while, but now they'll be back like never before with a documentary to that promises to give an intimate look at the story of how the Backstreet Boys became one of the most successful boy bands of all time.
Director Stephen Kijak has confirmed that he will be directing a film that goes as far back as to when the Boys were kids, and tells the story of how they grew up to become global superstars. Kijak, who has also directed the documentaries Stones In Exile and Scott Walker, is calling it a "tell-all project about all five original members of the band."
"We always wanted to make a film and now is the ideal time," the Backstreet Boys said in a statement. "With Kevin back, the fact that we are masters of our own destiny, a new album in the works and our 20th anniversary -- it all adds up to being the right time to share our story."
Kijak said it isn't necessarily going to be a light-hearted, feel-good film, but instead a documentary that goes deep into the lives of one of America's favorite bands.
"What drew me to this project is their [Backstreet Boys] 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," Kijak said. "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."
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Posted by: Abby Hamblin