During a recent conversation on The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn, Doc McGhee, the longtime manager of KISS, discussed the group’s forthcoming biographical movie, Shout It Out Loud.
Set to be released on Netflix, the film will be directed by Norwegian director Joachim Rønning, known for his work on Kon-Tiki, Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The screenplay for the movie has been penned by Ole Sanders.
“We’re just starting it now,” Doc said. “We’ve already sold it. [The deal is] already done… So that’s moving along. And that’ll come in ’24.”
In 2021, KISS frontman Paul Stanley revealed to Download host Kylie Olsson that the KISS biographical movie was undoubtedly taking place.
And that’s gonna be really interesting,” he said. “The script was really good. And we really waited until we felt comfortable.
“Look, you get once chance to do it, and I would rather not do it than do it half assed or poorly,” he explained. “Our director is the real deal. He did ‘Maleficent 2’, and he’s not some hack; he knows how to make movies. It should be great. Casting hasn’t begun yet. But that will be interesting too.”
When asked which actor he would like to play him in the movie, Stanley responded: “And I will tell you this: for casting to be accurate in terms of age, we are looking at actors in their early 20s. 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. But as the casting process goes on, I’ll certainly be there and watching.
“It’ll be interesting to see how someone else — be it the casting people or the director — how they view who I am and who they see doing that. I think I’ll learn a lot about their perception of me by who they cast.”
KISS‘s final 19 shows across North America in 2023 will begin in October in Texas, with their ultimate performances at Madison Square Garden on December 1 and December 2. Tickets for those shows are available here.