The “will they / won’t they?” talk of a Rolling Stones tour continues. One fact is there’s a new Stones documentary movie out by the end of 2012.
HBO are making a new movie about the rock veterans, helmed by documentary filmmaker Brett Morgan, best known for The Kid Stays in the Picture.
"Nobody has put the story together as a narrative," Morgan tells Rolling Stone. "We've been looking under every rock, going through their archives. It will be music never heard before, and I've conducted 50-plus hours of interviews so far. By the time we're done, they will be the most extensive group interviews they've ever done."
The as yet untitled movie will air on US TV this winter and will undoubtedly get a wider release around the same time. It could well be a teaser for a full 2013 tour.
"This is all done as part of the band's 50th anniversary," said HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo in a statement. "This documentary has the full involvement of the four current band members – Mick [Jagger], Keith [Richards], Charlie [Watts] and Ron [Wood] – as well as the former band members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. We'll follow the band from their early club days through their arrival as the greatest band in the world.”