April 02, 2013 11:19am PT by Stuart Kemp
Morgan Spurlock to Discuss 'One Direction' Movie on Twitter
LONDON – Sony Pictures is backing a move to put Morgan Spurlock, director of the 3D film One Direction: This Is Us, online for a Q&A with fans at Twitter's London headquarters.
Spurlock is currently shooting the film in the British capital. The film promises a behind-the-scenes look at the wildly popular British boy band and former X Factor U.K. runners-up.
Fans from around the world will be able to participate via the movie's Twitter handle @1DThisIsUs. It will also be able to be available across various Twitter accounts: @OneDirection, @SonyPictures and @MorganSpurlock.
The interview is scheduled for April 3 at 10 a.m in the U.K.( 2 a.m. L.A. time). Spurlock (Super Size Me) is directing the picture which Sony Pictures Releasing will roll out worldwide beginning Aug 30. TriStar Pictures will release the film in the U.S. on the same date.
One Direction was formed by Simon Cowell on The X Factor in 2010. In March 2012, the band'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 29 million records worldwide.
In November 2012, One Direction released their sophomore album, Take Me Home, which includes the No. 1 single, "Live While We¹re Young". They are currently on a sold-out world tour.