Three new images from One Direction: This Is Us.
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker and Academy Award® nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) is directing ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US, which Sony Pictures Releasing will rollout worldwide starting on August 30th.
Simon Cowell, Adam Milano, Spurlock and Ben Winston will produce the film. Executive Producers are Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee, Will Bloomfield, Doug Merrifield, Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin.*
ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US will be part docudrama and part 3-D concert movie, telling the story of the five members’ origins — how they were put together by Simon Cowell after they all competed on The X-Factor (in the UK), meet their families, explore their dreams, and delve into what their meteoric rise to fame feels like. The movie will also be a bit of a love letter to One Direction’s loyal fan base.
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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. The band quickly gained a following to become one of the competition’s all-time most popular acts, finishing in the final three and garnering a gigantic and loyal fanbase along the way. In March 2012, One Direction’s debut album, “Up All Night,” made U.S. history, as it was the first time a U.K. group’s debut album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 chart at No. 1. The band has sold over 29 million records worldwide. In November 2012, One Direction released their sophomore album, “Take Me Home,” which includes the No. 1 single, “Live While We’re Young,” and are currently on a sold-out world tour.