A new Bruce Springsteen documentary, Western Stars, has been announced for release later this year.
The film, which also marks Springsteen’s directing debut, will be given its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before heading into cinemas shortly after.
Western Stars, focusing on Springsteen’s first studio album in five years which shares the same name, has been co-directed alongside Thom Zimny and will include personal narration from The Boss who also performs songs from the record while backed by a full orchestra.
With music performances in the film being staged in his historic nearly 100-year-old barn, Western Stars will also include numerous different clips of archived footage.
“Bruce lives in the super rarified air of artists who have blazed new and important trails deep into their careers. With Western Stars, Bruce is pivoting yet again, taking us with him on an emotional and introspective cinematic journey, looking back and looking ahead,” Warner Bros’ Toby Emmerich said in a statement.
“As one of his many fans for over 40 years, I couldn’t be happier to be a rider on this train with Bruce and Thom.”