One Direction making 3D film

One Direction are making a 3D movie charting their meteoric rise to fame.

The Live While We're Young pop stars revealed they are planning to release their first big-screen outing in August 2013.

They made the announcement during a special episode of The Today Show, which saw them performing a free show at New York's Rockefeller Plaza in front of a record-breaking 15,000-person crowd.

Band member Niall Horan said:

"So we are going to do our first ever movie. It's going to be in 3D, and it's coming to a cinema near you on the 30th August 2013."

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who made the anti-McDonald's documentary Super Size Me will direct the film.

It will chart the band's meteoric rise to fame since appearing on the UK version of The X Factor in 2010.

Spurlock said the film was an "incredible opportunity".

"To capture this journey and share it with audiences around the world will be an epic undertaking that I am proud to be a part of."

The band - which also includes Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - also have the support of their former X Factor mentor Simon Cowell.

He will produce the film along with Spurlock, Ben Winston and Adam Milano.

The music industry mogul said: "I'm delighted we're making this film and Morgan is the perfect person to give that access-all-areas, behind-the-scenes look into what it's like to be One Direction today.

"What the band have achieved is incredible, they and their fans have made history around the world - this is for them."

- Bang! Showbiz

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