Shout It Out Loud, a biopic centered on legendary American rock band KISS, seems to be progressing really well. According to the group’s frontman Paul Stanley, the movie is “definitely happening” and has “a really good script.”
Stanley detailed the biopic in a recent interview with Download: RELOADED ahead of his band’s appearance at this year’s Download Festival. He shared that the group didn’t want to greenlight the project until they “felt comfortable.”
“You get once chance to do it, and I would rather not do it than do it … poorly,” Stanley said before praising the biopic’s director Joachim Ronning (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil). “He’s not some hack—he knows how to make movies. It should be great,” he added.
Stanley also revealed that the casting process for the movie still hasn’t begun but that the producers are looking for “actors in their early 20s” to portray him and his bandmates.
You can check out Stanley’s interview in full in the video below.
Shout It Out Loud will be released by Netflix after the streamer won the bidding war for the movie in early April. The story will follow Stanley and bassist Gene Simmons from the early days of their friendship to the formative years of KISS. The biopic is expected to have significant input from the band and will feature some of their biggest hits.