The Rolling Stones’ New Documentary ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ Gets a Release Date
An unobstructed look at the Rolling Stones‘ 50 year career is what director Brett Morgen is promising with ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ a biopic set to debut on HBO this fall. Footage from early road trips and interviews from the group’s formative years will help create the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the life and lifestyle of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and company.
“’Crossfire Hurricane’ invites the audience to experience firsthand the Stones’ nearly mythical journey from outsiders to rock and roll royalty,” Morgen says in a press release. “This is not an academic history lesson. ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ allows the viewer to experience the Stones’ journey from a unique vantage point. It’s an aural and visual roller coaster ride.”
Beginning with their first performance in 1962, the band tells their story, sparing no detail. Ex-bassist Bill Wyman remembers the initial mania, the screaming women and critical press headlines. The chaos of the early years is graphically depicted, as is the Redlands drug bust and the sad fall of Brian Jones.
Jagger describes his band’s evolution as going from “the band everybody hated to the band everybody loves.”
“You can’t really stop the Rolling Stones,” Richards adds. “You know when that sort of avalanche is facing you, you just get out of the way.”
In addition to the U.S. release on HBO, fans in the U.K. can watch the movie during its theatrical release, and later on BBC 2.