The Black Keys‘ forthcoming documentary will be a “buddy movie” rather than a conventional tour film.
Noah Abrams, the director behind the yet-untitled film, has said he had no plans to shoot a straight band documentary and revealed that the movie would be a “buddy movie with perhaps the greatest soundtrack of all time”.
The film-maker told Spin: “A lot of music documentaries spend too much time trying to make people cool. I’m fortunate enough to know these guys pretty well and their relationship is pretty incredible and very funny.”
Abrams has been on the road since last summer’s sold-out El Camino world tour dates at Manchester’s O2 Apollo. He has filmed the band as they have traversed the world in support of their latest album.
Praising the duo’s hard-working commitment to their music, Abrams added: “They worked and worked and worked and toured and toured and slept in a van and worked their asses off and now they’re selling out arenas.”
The director will be travelling with the band until their tour winds down in the autumn. He aims to have the documentary wrapped up in time to showcase the movie at next year’s film festivals and hopes for a theatrical release.
He said: “We’ve gotten some amazing footage so far. For as big as these guys are now, they’re still two guys from Akron. The comedy is usually endless with these two.”