Western Stars: Warner Acquires Springsteen Documentary

Warner Bros. has acquired global rights to Western Stars, the upcoming music documentary co-directed by Bruce Springsteen.

Bruce Springsteen performs during a rally in suport of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 07, 2016 / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

The film will be released on the big screen and will open in theaters this fall after its world premiere at September’s Toronto Film Fest.

“Western Stars” is Springsteen’s first studio album in five years and the film marks his directorial debut. It weaves in archival footage along with Springsteen’s narration, and shows him performing all 13 songs on the album, alongside a band and a full orchestra, in a nearly 100-year-old barn on the singer’s property.

The film was overseen by Thom Zimny, a frequent Springsteen collaborator. Zimny directed the Boss in “Springsteen on Broadway” and “Bruce Springsteen: Hunter of Invisible Game” (2014), and earned a Grammy Award for “Wings on Wheels: The Making of Born to Run” (2005).