One Direction "Furious" Over Rival Documentary Film Set For Release This Summer

28 May 2013, 15:43

The 'Little Things' five-piece's new film will be overshadowed by another movie set for release in July.

One Direction are expected to be "furious" after a rival documentary film has been confirmed for release one month before their official 3D concert movie.

Director Maureen Goldthorpe has been working on Reach For The Stars, an unofficial documentary charting the UK boy band's meteoric rise to fame, which has been given a release date of 29th July after its success at Cannes Film Festival this month.

The film's newly confirmed release sees it out in cinemas worldwide one month before One Direction's own film, the Morgan Spurlock directed This Is Us, hits cinemas in August.

"They'll be absolutely furious over this," a source told The Mirror over the weekend, about the band's potential reaction to the news. "To say it rains on their parade is putting it mildly."

Check out a picture of One Direction on the red carpet of the BRITs earlier this year below (Credit: Getty):

"It has been exciting a lot of interest and already we have sold in multiple territories," a spokesperson for Reach For The Stars added. "There is phenomenal interest as you would expect.

"This is hot property. There is footage that has never before been seen in Britain about their lives, loves and relationships," they explained.

The news comes fresh from the first batch of tickets for One Direction's 2014 stadium tour selling out over the weekend, while a string of further tour dates have now also gone on sale.

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson confirmed over the weekend that the band are back in the recording studio working on their brand new album.