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ONE DIRECTION – SONY PICTURES PRODUCING & Super Size Me actor Morgan Spurlock to make 3D MOVIE STARRING

SONY PICTURES PRODUCING 3D MOVIE STARRING
ONE DIRECTION

Morgan Spurlock to Direct Behind-the-Scenes Film, Which TriStar Pictures will release on August 30, 2013 (Labor Day Weekend)

Los Angeles November 13, 2012 – Sony Pictures announced today that it’s
making a 3D film showcasing London-based global music sensation One
Direction. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) will direct the film, which TriStar Pictures will release on August 30, 2013 (Labor Day weekend).

“This is an incredible opportunity and an amazing moment in time for the
band,” said director/producer Spurlock.  “To capture this journey and
share it with audiences around the world will be an epic undertaking
that I am proud to be a part of.”

Simon Cowell noted: “I’m delighted we’re making this film and Morgan is
the perfect person to give that access-all-areas, behind-the-scenes look
into what it’s like to be One Direction today. What the band have
achieved is incredible, they and their fans have made history around the
world – this is for them.”

Spurlock emerged in 2004 with his Academy Award®-nominated feature Super
Size Me, in which he subjected himself to eating only at McDonald’s for
30 days. He has since gone on to produce other acclaimed documentary
features such as Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, The Greatest
Movie Ever Sold, and Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, as well as
non-fiction TV series including FX’s30 Days and CNN’s upcoming Inside
Man.  He was nominated for an Emmy Award and Writers Guild Award in 2010
for the Fox TV Special The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D!
On Ice!

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 13 million records
worldwide. Today, One Direction released their sophomore album, “Take Me
Home,” which includes the No. 1 single, “Live While We’re Young.”

Morgan Spurlock, Ben Winston, Simon Cowell, and Adam Milano will produce
the film.  Executive Producers will be Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee,
Will Bloomfield, Matthew Galkin, Jeremy Chilnick and Doug Merrifield.*
Hannah Minghella, President of Production for Columbia Pictures, and
Lauren Abrahams, Vice President of Production for Columbia Pictures,
will oversee production for the studio.

Follow @1D3Dmovie on Twitter for exclusive updates about the movie.  The
official movie account on Twitter will announce news using the hashtag
#1D3Dmovie.

*CREDITS NOT FINAL

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