Pop Phenomenon Jonas Brothers Headed to Digital 3-D Movie Theaters in 2009 With Big Screen Debut Featuring Footage From Their Upcoming 'Burning Up' Tour
BURBANK, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonas Brothers, Hollywood Records' red-hot recording artists and the popular stars of several Disney Channel programs, are headed to the big screen in 2009 with a Disney Digital 3-D(TM) feature film that will include footage from their upcoming "Burning Up" concert tour, it was announced today by Oren Aviv, president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. Bruce Hendricks, who helmed Disney's record breaking 3-D motion picture "Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour," will once again direct, with Art Repola ("Hannah Montana," ESPN's "Ultimate X: The Movie") reprising his role as producer. Also producing are Phil McIntyre, Kevin Jonas Sr., Johnny Wright and Alan Sacks ("Camp Rock"). To be shot in state-of-the-art 3-D, the Jonas Brothers' feature will include footage from their high-energy live shows as well as documentary material taking fans behind the scenes and into the lives and careers of the three brothers -- Kevin, Joe and Nick. "We can't wait to start working on this film for our fans," said the Jonas Brothers. "It's going to be awesome and we really want to bring a totally unique and different movie experience to everyone whether they've seen us live or not." Commenting on the announcement, Aviv said, "We're very excited to be bringing the incredibly talented Jonas Brothers to their legions of fans around the world with this exciting big screen digital 3-D feature. More than just a concert, this film will take moviegoers inside the band's creative process, and present them in a very intimate and entertaining way. Bruce Hendricks and Art Repola did a fantastic job capturing the fun and excitement of the 'Hannah Montana' concert experience for the digital 3-D screen, and now they're about to create a wonderful theatrical experience for this latest musical phenomenon." The Jonas Brothers' top-selling headline arena tour, the "Burning Up Tour", is scheduled to kick off in Toronto on July 4th, with special guest Demi Lovato ("Camp Rock"). The brothers also star in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, "Camp Rock" (premiering on June 20th), and in the Disney Channel series, "J.O.N.A.S!," debuting this fall. Their self-titled debut album, released in August 2007, has gone on to achieve platinum status. The band's most recent hit single, "When You Look Me In The Eyes," debuted as the #1 most added at Top 40 radio. In addition to the Disney Channel Original Movie "Camp Rock" premiering in June on Disney Channel, the ABC Television Network, ABC Family, Radio Disney and Disney.com, they star in a short-form reality series "Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream," a look at their lives while on concert tour, debuting May 16, 2008 on Disney Channel, and will star in the upcoming comedy series, "J.O.N.A.S.," scheduled to begin production in Fall 2008 for premiere on Disney Channel. The band is managed by Phil McIntyre, Kevin Jonas and Johnny Wright. The Jonas Brothers are represented by CAA for film and music and their legal representation is Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP.
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