Given the huge levels of success that One Direction have achieved over the past year in both the UK and the USA, it was pretty clear that a documentary or live concert DVD was inevitable. What is a bit of a surprise is that, as the announcement came today (November 14), it was revealed that Morgan Spurlock would be the man in the director’s chair.
The BBC reports that the man famous for the documentary Super Size Me, which saw him eat nothing but products from McDonald’s for a month, will be gorging himself this time on the tale of the British pop group’s rise to stardom. Simon Cowell, boss of One Direction's record label Syco, said the film would give an "access all areas, behind the scenes" look at the group – perhaps a slight surprise after an unofficial biography released year about Cowell himself leaked damaging revelations about the mogul.
Cowell continued "What the band have achieved is incredible. They and their fans have made history around the world - this is for them." Spurlock added that it was "an incredible opportunity and an amazing moment in time for the band". It’s a bit of a different task than trying to find terrorist Osama Bin Laden, something he attempted – and failed – to do in his 2008 documentary Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? He’s dead now, in case you weren’t sure.