Fans mass for One Direction movie premiere
One Direction, from left to right, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles with documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock at a photocall to promote the film, This Is Us, at the Sky Studios, London, Monday Aug. 19, 2013. The film is an intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. (AP Photo, PA, Ian West) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
LONDON (AP) — A crowd of screaming fans has greeted boy band One Direction as it gathered in London's Leicester Square, where its first feature film is getting its world premiere.
Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik , Liam Payne and Harry Styles attend the UK Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us 3D - VIP Arrivals, on Tuesday August 20, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)
Some slept there overnight to stake out a spot near the red carpet on Tuesday evening.
One Direction: This Is Us," a 3-D documentary by "Super Size Me" director Morgan Spurlock, is a backstage look at the band, which was formed on Simon Cowell's TV talent show "The X Factor" in 2010.
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Simon Cowell, Harry Styles and Liam Payne attend the UK Premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us 3D' - VIP Arrivals, on Tuesday August 20, 2013, in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP Images)
The five-piece group has gone on to top charts around the world and has amassed a die-hard army of fans, known as Directioners.
"This is unreal," said band member Harry Styles.
"One Direction: This Is Us" opens in Britain Aug. 29 and in the United States Aug. 30.