Though Justin Timberlake has made a splash on film with scene-stealing performances in David Fincher’s “The Social Network” and the Coen Brother’s “Inside Llewyn Davis,” the man is still primarily a pop star. His last worldwide tour in support of his two-part album “The 20/20 Experience” grossed over $230 million and lasted over a year. Director Jonathan Demme captured Timberlake’s final two shows on the tour at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and turned them into the concert film “Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids.” Watch a trailer for the film below.
Demme is no stranger to capturing live performance or working with musical artists. One of Demme’s most universally acclaimed films is “Stop Making Sense,” the 1984 Talking Heads concert film that has remained in the public imagination for decades. Demme also filmed the 2006 concert and documentary film “Neil Young: Heart of Gold,” which captured two nights at a Young concert in Nashville, Tennessee. It premiered at Sundance and was critically acclaimed upon release. He has also directed music videos for Bruce Springsteen, New Order, the Feelies, and more.
“Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids” will premiere on Tuesday, September 13th at the Toronto International Film Festival. Netflix has acquired global rights for the film and it will be available to stream on October 12th.