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'The Sparks Brothers' Documentary Gets a Release Date

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Sparks pose for a portrait circa 2009 in Los Angeles.

The film, out June 18, chronicles the decades-long career and influence of the cult pop duo and features archival footage as well as interviews with fans.

Focus Features is set to release Edgar Wright’s documentary directorial debut The Sparks Brothers on June 18, 2021.

The dating follows Wright's film about the cult pop duo Sparks debuting at Sundance and screening at SXSW in Austin on March 19.

The documentary chronicles the decades-long career and influence of the Sparks and features archival footage as well as interviews with fans that include Beck, Flea, Neil Gaiman and Mike Myers. MRC Non-Fiction is behind the documentary, which Wright produced with Nira Park under their company Complete Fiction Pictures, along with Laura Richardson and George Hencken.

Reads The Hollywood Reporter's Sundance review: "While The Sparks Brothers may be a bit too exhaustive for those merely seeking an introduction to the band, longtime fans will be thrilled by the deluxe treatment. The film, receiving its world premiere at Sundance, will likely add many newcomers to those ranks."

Focus will distribute the picture domestically, while Universal is handling the international release.

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This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.