SPINAL TAP MEETS ALAN PARTRIDGE
JAMES BLUNT SET TO STAR IN NEW FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
(Credit: Michael Clement)
This the story of an ageing, British popstar, still fighting for relevance some seventeen years after his star momentarily twinkled. No one has a more extraordinary story than James Blunt. The soldier turned singer has one of the most inspiring trajectories in the history of music. Filmed on the road during his 2022 aptly named Greatest Hit Tour, director Chris Atkins is given access all areas following James Blunt across Europe. Delving into James’ unique backstory, from witnessing the genocide of the Kosovo War, recording the biggest selling album of the noughties, enduring the harsh backlash that followed his meteoric success, and then tweeting his way back to becoming a national treasure, this is an intimate portrait of James Blunt, as never seen before. Described as Spinal Tap meets Alan Partridge, this is a behind the scenes, brutally honest story of a painfully self-aware, endlessly touring musician, for whom persistence eventually prevails. Produced by Steven Lappin, Ian Neil and Dom Freeman at Next of Kin Films, and Julian Bird, Ed Barratt and Arthur Landon of Lorton Entertainment. The documentary has been financed by and will be distributed by Lorton Entertainment.
“In hindsight, I’m not sure letting them film this was a good idea.” – James Blunt
This is the latest documentary from Lorton Entertainment, following the BBC’s phenomenon Bros: After the Screaming Stops, award-winning Oasis documentary Supersonic and soon-to-air George Ezra film End-to-End, turning their cameras to the icon that is James Blunt.