One Direction to get the 3-D movie treatment

Members of One Direction -- from left, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles -- perform on NBC's "Today" show.
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Members of the British boy band One Direction are making the most of their moment. The band brought its new ballad, the all-warm-and-gooey “Little Things,” to the set of NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday morning and then the guys revealed that they’re taking their act to the big screen.

“We are gonna do our first-ever movie,” said Niall Horan, adding that it’s “going to be in 3-D.”

The film is scheduled to be in theaters Aug. 30, 2013, and will follow 3-D films from the likes of the Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

Still untitled, the film is to be directed by Morgan Spurlock, who is best known for documentaries such as “Super Size Me” and “Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?”

In a news release, Spurlock praised the band without commenting on the new direction of his career.


“This is an incredible opportunity and an amazing moment in time for the band,” he said.

The film is to be released by TriStar and produced by Simon Cowell, who had a hand in assembling the band on the British edition of his show “The X-Factor.”

“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,” Cowell said in a statement,

If the appearance on the “Today” show offers any hint, there’s lots of screaming and plenty of tears wherever the band goes.

One Direction’s new album, “Take Me Home,” was released Tuesday, and as part of the promotion for the effort, the group also unveiled its very own Spotify application, which culls a host of playlists from the guys.

Feel crushingly old, for instance, when scrolling through One Direction’s selections of “golden oldies.” Among the songs included are Blink 182’s “All the Small Things” and Usher’s “U Got it Bad,” the latter of which was released in 2001.


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