New wave rock group Devo are getting a new documentary. Simply titled Devo, the first-ever fully authorized Devo documentary is currently in production.
The movie will be directed by Chris Smith, popular for American Movie, Fyre, Tiger King.
The documentary will be produced by VICE Studios and Library Films in association with Mutato Entertainment. It will be executive produced by BMG, Fremantle Documentaries, and Warner Music Entertainment.
Devo is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio, formed in 1973. Their classic line-up consisted of two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs (Mark and Bob) and the Casales (Gerald and Bob), along with Alan Myers.
The documentary will feature a mix of interviews and archival footage. It will explore the group’s formation in the wake of the Kent State massacre and their breakout moment with “Whip It,” among other things.
In a statement, Smith said, “Devo was a huge influence on me. Their approach to music, film, video, and art was something I had never seen before and was one of the truly formative artistic influences that showed me there were entirely new ways to look at things.”
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