Saturday, September 10, 2016

Jonathan Demme's Justin Timberlake Concert Film Coming to Netflix

by Newsdesk & VVN Music

Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience World Tour concert film is heading to the small screen this October.

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme filmed Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids in Las Vegas, during the final date of the pop superstar's mammoth 134-city 20/20 Experience World Tour, which ran from November, 2013 to January, 2015 and amassed a staggering $232 million (£174.8 million) in ticket sales.

The film, which also features the 35-year-old singer's 25-strong backing band, the Tennessee Kids, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, when the Can't Stop The Feeling hitmaker is expected to appear alongside Demme to present the behind-the-scenes show to fans.

Demme previously opened up about the project while it was still in production last year, calling it "very emotional, very exciting".

He added, "It's a space age music film. There's tremendous dancing in this piece. He's got an extraordinary band called the Tennessee Kids. Huge horn section, two lead guitars, two drummers, eight dancers, four exquisite background singers. And we caught them on their last performance."

Demme, 72, was an obvious choice for the job, given his background in legendary concert films, which include the 2006 Neil Young documentary Heart of Gold, and Talking Heads' famous 1984 film, Stop Making Sense.

He is also a seasoned Hollywood moviemaker, best known for 1991's The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Best Director Oscar, and Philadelphia in 1993.

Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids will stream on Netflix from October 12.

Timberlake, meanwhile, is preparing to star opposite Anna Kendrick and James Corden in his first Woody Allen film, an as-yet-untitled project reportedly set in New York City in the 1950s. He also voices a character named Branch in the upcoming animated film Trolls, to be released in November.

While there is no guarantee the entire show will be included in the film, the following was the set list from the final night of the tour, January 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas:

Set 1
  • Pusher Love Girl
  • Gimme What I Don't Know (I Want)
  • Rock Your Body
  • Don't Hold the Wall
  • FutureSex/LoveSound
  • Like I Love You
  • My Love
  • TKO
  • Summer Love
  • LoveStoned
  • Until the End of Time
  • Holy Grail
  • Cry Me a River
Set 2
  • Only When I Walk Away
  • Drink You Away
  • Tunnel Vision
  • Señorita
  • Let the Groove Get In
  • That Girl
  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • Not a Bad Thing
  • Human Nature
  • What Goes Around... Comes Around
  • Take Back the Night
  • Jungle Boogie
  • Murder
  • Poison
  • Suit & Tie
  • SexyBack
  • Mirrors