One Direction to become movie stars
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 September 2011
James Corden is making a movie chronicling One Direction's rise to stardom since appearing on 'The X Factor' last year
One Direction are to star in a movie about their rise to stardom.
The 'X Factor' runners up - made up of Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles - have been followed by cameras from their stint on the show last year until topping the UK singles chart last week with their debut track 'What Makes You Beautiful', and now ITV2 plan to show a feature-length film of their exploits.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "One Direction's story is pretty incredible - from 'X Factor' losers to chart-toppers in less than a year.
"We have been following the lads ever since they first embarked on their plans for pop world domination.
"The cameras follow them to the US where they worked on their first album and got into all sorts of mischief. The lads are pretty candid and we're sure it will be a hit among their army of fans."
James Corden's production company Fulwell 73 are making the film, with 'X Factor' chief Simon Cowell paying half of the £150,000 cost.
Simon has previously predicted that the group can be the biggest boy band in Britain since Take That.
He said: "You're going to see an explosion happen here the likes of which we haven't seen since Take That - and I think that's exciting."