EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor nabs music doc from Metro International.

UK distributor Metrodome Distribution has picked up Spandau Ballet doc Soul Boys of the Western World from Metro International.

The SXSW title, which documents the story of the iconic ‘80s band through newsreel footage and new video content from the band’s personal archives, is directed by George Hencken.

The deal was negotiated by Metro International head of sales Natalie Brenner on behalf of the producers Scott Millaney and Steve Dagger.

Band members Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Steve Norman and Martin Kemp are in Cannes for a marche screening of the film on Friday.

The film is scheduled for an October 2014 theatrical release in the UK.

Managing director of Metrodome, Jezz Vernon, commented: “It would have been enough to have drawn together the career beats of Spandau Ballet, but George Hencken has made a genuinely special piece of film making, which pushes the medium and transports you back to another time. We’re honoured to work with the band on bringing this to the big screen”.

The UK group sold an estimated 20m records worldwide.