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Glee 3D concert film to be released in US cinemas

Glee

Story by Jack Foley

A BIG screen concert version of TV phenomenon Glee is heading into movie theatres.

Series creator Ryan Murphy has teamed up with Fox’s television and film studio to produce Glee Live! 3D!, a film of the upcoming Glee Live! In Concert! North American tour.

The film will reportedly be released in cinemas for an exclusive two-week run on August 12, 2011 and will feature 14 members of the television show.

It will also feature both the concert and backstage moments and will be directed by Kevin Tancharoen, of Fame fame.

Explaining the decision, Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter: “This tour was all about going out and performing for our amazing fans who have supported our show from the beginning, but due to the limited time we had to travel during our hiatus, there were only so many cities we could get to before we had to resume work on the television series.

“We knew that not every fan who wanted to attend a concert would get that opportunity. Now, thanks to our friends at Twentieth Century Fox Film, we’ll be able to bring the concert experience to movie theaters across the country in full three dimensional glory. We promise every passionate ‘Gleek’ a cinematic experience that will have them singing and dancing in the aisles.”

The Glee touring party will be comprised of Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., Chord Overstreet, Darren Criss, Ashley Fink and members of The Warblers.

The cast will also be performing a number of shows in the UK this summer, including several nights at London’s O2 Arena. It is not yet known whether Fox plans to release a similar cinematic release over here.

But details of the UK concerts are here

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