Iconic band KISS are getting the biopic treatment.
‘Shout It Out Loud’, is the working title for the film, which will follow the genesis of the band and the wild, tumultuous subsequent four years.
Don McGhee, the band’s manager, disclosed the news on a recent episode of ‘The Rock Experience with Mike Brunn’. He expects the movie to come out next year, with a director already sussed.
“It’s a biopic about the first four years of KISS,” he said. “We’re just starting it now. We’ve already sold it, it’s already done, we have a director. That’s moving along and that’ll come in ’24.”
In 2021 McGhee appeared on the ‘Talking Metal’ radio show and went into further detail regarding the plot of the movie and where we’ll be able to watch it.
“I think it’s a very interesting look at the formation of KISS,” he said. “The mindset of how that came about, the social pressure that everybody was in in the ’60s and ’70s that brought something like KISS to the forefront, that it could actually happen.”
“So it’s very interesting, and I think it’s a well-written movie. And our partner right now is Netflix. It’ll be a theatrical release, then Netflix.”
Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss were all in their twenties when they formed KISS, as such, they want actors in that age range to portray them in the biopic.
“For casting to be accurate in terms of age, we are looking at actors in their early 20s,” Paul shared with reporter Kylie Olsson at Download Festival last year. “Honestly, I don’t know a whole lot of actors in their early 20s.”
“When people get asked these kinds of questions, they’ll say, ‘Oh, Brad Pitt,’ or this one or that one. Well, those guys are in their 50s or 60s, so you’re talking about another generation of actors. And I’m the first to say I’m not up on a lot of them.”
KISS are currently undertaking their final ever tour, so once that’s done we’ll get to relive the experience with the biopic.