Colin Hanks is set to direct his second documentary, “Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends).” The film follows the rock band Eagles of Death Metal and chronicles the events before and after the November 13 terrorist attacks that took place while they were performing at the Bataclan in Paris.
Produced by Live Nation, the film is set to be released early next year and takes a look at Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme’s friendship, as well as their relationship with their fans. According to Pitchfork, the doc will also feature the band’s returning performance in Paris with U2.
Deadline recently spoke with Hanks, who explained that he hopes his new documentary allows fans to answer the following question: “How do you go on with your life with something like that?” Adding that the film is not political, he did say that the doc will discuss Hughes controversial comments made after the attacks.
The actor and filmmaker also revealed that the project is presented in three parts. The first introduces the group and the second is about the actual terrorist attack, with footage and sound from that tragic night, though without the images of the deaths. The third part joins the band for its European tour. “It’s about that first step in trying to put life back together,” he said.
This is Hanks’ second feature film, the first was “All Things Must Pass: The Rise And Fall Of Tower Records,” released in 2015. He can currently be seen in the CBS show “Life in Pieces” and will next star in Zoe Lister-Jones’ comedy “Band Aid.”
“Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)” will debut on HBO in February 2017.