Sync Blows Up Big
dreamed of seeing your favorite member of 'N Sync
so close up that you could count his nostril hairs? The wait will soon be
over — the record-breaking boy band's concert in Detroit on Tuesday was shot
for an upcoming giant-screen film, reports Variety.
Sync: Bigger Than Live,
produced and distributed by Los Angeles' new Really Big Film Corp., promises to
magnify the tiniest details of the quintet's gig at the Pontiac Silverdome to
IMAX-size proportions. The film is due in theaters by October.
are really thrilled to be working with 'N Sync on our very first project,"
admitted Really Big Film's Johnathan Sanger. "Their explosive staging,
mixed with their energetic music, is a perfect fit for our giant-screen
work on the group's as-yet-untitled feature film project will reportedly start
in earnest after August 1, when the group's tour concludes in Joliet, Ill.
Although 'N Sync attended the Cannes Film Festival in May to promote the
project, its members have yet to decide on a story line or screenplay. But the
producers probably won't let little details like that interfere too much.
Sync's an international musical treasure," observed Gerald Green of Total
Film Group, which is co-producing the film with 'N Sync's own Phat Free
Productions, in April. "By turning to film, they will give their fans
around the world a new medium in which to enjoy their remarkable talents."
of acting isn't completely foreign to 'N Sync. Justin Timberlake and J.C. Chasez
are both vets of The Mickey Mouse Club,
and Timberlake also starred in a TV movie, Model
Behavior, opposite Kathie Lee Gifford. Lance Bass played a role on an
episode of 7th Heaven and appeared on
the celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be
a Millionaire. All five members are slated for cameos in Jack
of All Trades, an independent crime thriller, co-written and produced by the
group's former developer and financial backer, Lou Perlman. The film is
currently in post-production.