Backstreet Boys back with doco

Last updated 09:34 12/02/2013
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DOCO IN THE MAKING: The Backstreet Boys

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The Backstreet Boys are making a comeback with a new documentary about their rise to stardom.

Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A. J. McLean and Kevin Richardson are subject of a film charting their rise to fame in the Nineties to current day.

The group recently reunited with Richardson, who quit the band back in 2006 but announced he was re-joining the group last summer after a six-year hiatus.

Now Backstreet Boys - The Movie, an album and a world tour are all in the works.

"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," the band said in a statement.

Stephen Kijak is helming the project. The director was behind Rolling Stones documentary Stones in Exile.

"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," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

He also assured fans the movie wouldn't be another "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," the director said.

The publication reports the Backstreet Boys film is scheduled for completion in the fall.

UK and US production company Pulse Films is orchestrating the project.

The banner, with Paramount film, was also behind Katy Perry Part of Me 3D.

The Backstreet documentary is expected to see a theatrical release.

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