Kathmandu- The ‘You’re Beautiful’ hitmaker, 48, has teamed up with Lorton Entertainment – the production company behind the hit Bros doc ‘Bros: After The Screaming Stops’ and Oasis ‘Supersonic’ film – on the upcoming feature inspired by the 1984 American mockumentary ‘This Is Spinal Tap’, a satire about the heavy metal legends’ antics on the road.
James was joined by a film crew on his ‘2022 Greatest Hit Tour’, and the doc will explore the singer-songwriter’s fascinating trajectory from reconnaissance officer in the Life Guards regiment of the British Army to a chart-topping pop star of the noughties.
“Filmed on the road during his 2022 aptly named Greatest Hit Tour, director Chris Atkins is given access all areas following James Blunt across Europe. Delving into James’ unique backstory, from witnessing the genocide of the Kosovo War, recording the biggest selling album of the noughties, enduring the harsh backlash that followed his meteoric success, and then tweeting his way back to becoming a national treasure, this is an intimate portrait of James Blunt, as never seen before.
After bidding farewell to his military career, James rose to fame in 2004 with the release of his acclaimed debut album ‘Back to Bedlam’, which catapulted him to global stardom with hit singles ‘You’re Beautiful’ and ‘Goodbye My Lover’.
That album alone sold more than 11 million copies worldwide, topping the UK Albums Chart and peaking at number two in the US.
At the time of writing, a release date for the documentary is not known.