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Netflix Working on Acquiring New KISS Documentary Shout It Out Loud

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Looks like Netflix may be close to acquiring the new KISS documentary-style film Shout It Out Loud. According to Deadline, Netflix is reportedly close to closing the deal on the film.

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The documentary is directed by Joachim Rønning (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and with a script written by Ole Sanders. The film was also created in cooperation with both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

Picture the fire-breathing, blood-dripping demonic and growly voiced bass player Simmons at age 12, when he was a Hasidic Orthodox Jew from Israel who found a new faith one fateful day while exiting the yeshiva. “I remember walking out onto the street, seeing this Spanish girl jumping rope across the street, and staring at her long black hair slapping against this great butt,” he once said. “It occurred to me this was better than religion. How could I get near that?”

Stanley, the lead singer with the jet-engine vocals, wasn’t always sex-symbol material. “I was deaf in one ear and had a slight deformity that made me look different,” Stanley said. “I was this short, fat kid, and music became my salvation, a place to hide and dream. And when I played music, there were always girls around.”

Although their musical motives matched, Simmons and Stanley didn’t instantly mesh when they met. “Gene felt he, Lennon and McCartney were the only ones who wrote music,” Stanley once said. “I played him a song that ended up on our first album, and he played three for me, one about soup.” Combining Simmons’ passion for comics with the ’70s Gotham glitter-rock craze, they hit the makeup mirror with a specific goal: “Become the Beatles on steroids.”

Shout It Out Loud is reportedly akin to the recent Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody in terms of being rooted in truth but made for TV. Shout It Out Loud will focus on the early friendship of both Simmons and Stanley, and showcase their rise to playing sold-out arenas around the world.

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