HBO sets airdate for Brett Morgen’s Stones doc
HBO will premiere Crossfire Hurricane, the anticipated Rolling Stones documentary from Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago 10), on November 15.
The film, produced by Tremolo Productions and Milkwood Films, will also receive a theatrical release in the UK and will air on BBC2 later in the year. London-based Eagle Rock Entertainment will handle global distribution.
The documentary, released in conjunction with the band’s 50th anniversary, will feature candid interviews with all current members of the supergroup, as well as with former members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, which will cover the highs and lows of life in “the world’s greatest rock and roll band.”
“Crossfire Hurricane invites the audience to experience firsthand the Stones’ nearly mythical journey from outsiders to rock and roll royalty,” said Morgen. “This is not an academic history lesson. Crossfire Hurricane allows the viewer to experience the Stones’ journey from a unique vantage point. It’s an aural and visual roller coaster ride.”
In other Stones news, Billboard has reported that, according to a source, the band will play four shows in November – two at London’s O2 Arena and two at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.