According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Demme shot Timberlake’s final stop on the 134-date tour on Jan. 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“It’s very emotional, very exciting,” Demme told EW. “It’s a space age music film!”
He added, “There’s tremendous dancing in this piece. (Timberlake has) got an extraordinary band called the Tennessee Kids. Huge horn section, two lead guitars, two drummers, eight dancers, four exquisite background singers. And we caught them on their last performance.”
Timberlake, whom Demme calls “a funky Fred Astaire,” has had his share of film experience, appearing in such films as “The Social Network,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Friends With Benefits” and “Runner Runner,” among others. Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience” double album dropped in two parts in 2013. David Fincher directed the music video for the album’s lead single, “Suit & Tie.”
Demme is no stranger to capturing musical performances on film. In addition to directing Meryl Streep in the rock-focused “Ricki and the Flash,” Demme produced and directed a trio of Neil Young concert docs, another for Kenny Chesney and a Bruce Springsteen music video.
The independently financed film has yet to name a title or a distributor.