Fox to Release 3D 'Glee' Concert Film in Theaters

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Fox's television and film studios are teaming with Glee creator Ryan Murphy to produce Glee Live! 3D!, a film of the upcoming Glee Live! In Concert! North American tour.

Fox will release the film in theaters for an exclusive two-week run on Aug. 12, 2011. Starring 14 members of the television show, the pic will be shot live during the summer concerts, capturing both the concert and backstage moments with the characters.

Kevin Tancharoen (Fame) is directing the 3D movie.

It will allow fans -- or “Gleeks” --  who are unable to see the concert, or who want to see it again, to experience the show in the immersive 3D experience.

“This tour was all about going out and performing for our amazing fans who have supported our show from the beginning, but due to the limited time we had to travel during our hiatus, there were only so many cities we could get to before we had to resume work on the television series,” said Murphy.

“We knew that not every fan who wanted to attend a concert would get that opportunity. Now, thanks to our friends at Twentieth Century Fox Film, we’ll be able to bring the concert experience to movie theaters across the country in full three dimensional glory. We promise every passionate ‘Gleek’ a cinematic experience that will have them singing and dancing in the aisles.”

Glee Live! In Concert follows last summer's blockbuser concert tour, and gets under way May 21 in Las Vegas. It wraps its domestic tour June 18 in Uniondale, N.Y., before moving on to the U.K.

Going on tour are Glee stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss, Ashley Fink and members of The Warblers.

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