Bell Media announces a Tragically Hip documentary will roll out next year
From left, Paul Langlois, Johnny Fay, Gord Downie, Gord Sinclair and Rob Baker of The Tragically Hip perform on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, November 1, 2016 12:05PM EDT
TORONTO -- The Tragically Hip's recent smash cross-country tour is getting the documentary treatment.
Bell Media says the doc, which has the working title "Man Machine Poem," will roll out on several of its channels and platforms next year.
The media company is working on the project with Banger Films, which was behind the documentary "Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage," and directors Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier.
Producers say they have hundreds of hours of footage from the Canadian band's sold-out summer tour and beyond.
The tour, which ended with a nationally broadcast concert in the band's hometown of Kingston, Ont., came after lead singer Gord Downie announced he has incurable brain cancer.