A new KISS biopic is on the way, releasing in 2024 with a focus on the “first four years” of the band.
According to Doc McGhee, the band’s manager, a new biopic chronicling the early days of KISS will premiere on Netflix in 2024. Initially revealed in 2021, the film, Shout It Out Loud, is directed by Joachim Rønning.
“It’s a biopic about the first four years of KISS. We’re just starting it now. We’ve already sold it, (the deal is) already done, (and) we have a director. That’s moving along, and that’ll come in ’24,” McGhee revealed on The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn.
“I think it’s a very interesting look at the formation of KISS, 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,” McGhee elaborated in a previous interview. “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.”
Unfortunately, fans eager to learn who’s playing the four original KISS members will have to wait a while longer.
“I will tell you this,” says KISS singer-guitarist Paul Stanley. “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,” Stanley continued. “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.”
As the biopic continues production, the band finishes their farewell tour, with dates scheduled throughout 2023. The tour culminates with a two-night stand on December 1 and 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City — just a short distance from where the band first began.