BBC to produce documentary film about Daft Punk

By Benjamin Mazzara,
Film about the French dance music duo will be released in 2015

Canal Plus has tasked BBC Worldwide Production France to produce a documentary film about French electronic/dance duo Daft Punk.

As reported by Variety, the documentary is slated to be an hour long, and is BBC Worldwide’s first commissioned work from Canal Plus. The film will be directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre and be written by both Delpierre and Marina Rozenman. Jean-Louis Blot, head of BBC Worldwide Productions France, and Patrice Gellé, the executive producer of BBC Worldwide Productions France’s documentary division, will produce the film.

As noted by NME, the documentary will chronicle the meteoric career of the duo – comprised of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo – from their formation in 1993, to their rise to becoming the leading figures of the dance club scene in both France (and, eventually, the world). Their eventual massive success with their most recent album, Random Access Memories will also be covered, as well as the group’s artistic evolution.

“We are proud to announce our first commission with Canal Plus Group on such an original and creative film,” Jean Louis Blot told Variety . “BBC Worldwide France stands as a major French producer of documentaries with stunning production values and universal appeal.”

Gellé said the doc was the “first independent movie on the iconic group Daft Punk.”

The film is slated to premiere in 2015.

Photo Credit: Kristin Callahan/ACE/INFphoto.com

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