The Backstreet Boys (BSB) have announced plans for a tell-all documentary to celebrate their 20th anniversary in music.
Lensman Stephen Kijak — who directed documentaries Stones In Exile and Scott Walker — is stepping behind the camera to helm a film about the Backstreet Boys’ journey from Orlando child stars to pop charttoppers. The still-untitled project is being billed as a “tell-all project about all five original members of the band.”
The “Quit Playing Games with My Heart” man banders confirmed news of the documentary with a press statement issued Monday:
“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 — it all adds up to being the right time to share our story.”
Kijak hopes to have the finished product in the can by this fall.
“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. 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.”
Meanwhile, BSB will spend the summer crossing North America on The Package Tour, which is also bringing crooning male acts like New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.