James Blunt is to star in a brand new documentary, which has been described ast Spinal Tap meeting Alan Partridge.
This is a documentary which was filmed during Blunt's Greatest Hits 2022 Tour, and will explore his backstory. This will cover his time in the British Army, right through to recording the biggest selling album of the noughties.
“In hindsight, I’m not sure letting them film this was a good idea", Blunt said of the announcement.
“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", a synopsis for the show reads.
“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 Ian Neil, Steven Lappin and Dom Freeman from Next of Kin films, the documentary also comes from Ed Barrett, Julian Bird and Arthur Landon of Lorton Entertainment, who also worked on the Oasis documentary: Supersonic, Bros: After The Screaming Stops and George Ezra's film End to End.
A release date has yet to be confirmed.