The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are teaming up withSpitfire Picture's Nigel Sinclair and Guy East and Trinifold Management toproduce a documentary about the seminal English rock band.
Production is already underway on the picture in time for a 2006release. Murray Lerner will direct and co-produce.
Drawing upon exclusive materials from Townshend's and Daltry'sarchives, My Generation(working title) will chronicle the band's rise to stardom from 1960s cover bandto iconic rock stars.
The production will also benefit from footage, anecdotes and othermaterials from fans submitted at the picture's interactive website.
Story highlights will inevitably feature the numerous breakups andreconciliations, renowned festival performances at Woodstock and the Isle ofWight, and the untimely deaths of drummer Keith Moon and bass player JohnEntwistle.
Daltrey and Townshend will serve as producers, with TrinifoldManagement's Bill Curbishley and Robert Rosenberg co-producing.
Curbishley has managed the band for 37 years and previouslyproduced Who pictures Quadrophenia and The Kids Are Alright, as well as a number of live Who projects for theatricaland television.
"Roger, Pete and all of us are very proud to be workingwith Murray Lerner," Curbishley said in a statement. "Our ambition is that thisfilm will have all the epic qualities, energies and excitement of a great Whoalbum. We have assembled a great team and look forward to getting to work."
"I first filmed The Who at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970, andit's an absolute privilege to be invited back to tell the story of this seminalband," Lerner added.
Sinclair and East are preparing to deliver Martin Scorsese's NoDirection Home: Bob Dylanto Paramount and American Masters, the US Public Television's arts' strand,this summer. Their credits include Sliding Doors, The Wedding Planner, T3: Rise of The Machines, as well as the Bob Dylan-starrer, MaskedAnd Anonymous.