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A KISS biopic is getting closer to becoming a reality and will be reportedly landing at Netflix.

Per Deadline, the streaming giant is “near a deal” for the biopic, which is titled Shout It Out Loud, with the film “on a fast track.” Both Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will be working closely on the film. Joachim Rønning (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) has been tapped as a director with the script being written by Ole Sanders.

As for the plot structure of the film, Deadline notes, “The band’s concert-arena anthems will be a big part of this, but the film will focus on [Simmons and Stanley] going back to when they were two misfit kids from Queens who formed an unlikely friendship, starting KISS after enlisting guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss.”

Casting decisions for the film have not been announced yet.

Word of a KISS biopic first surfaced in February 2020 with KISS manager Doc McGhee saying at the time, “We have a documentary that we’re doing right now, and we’re in the middle of working on a KISS biopic. More news will come of that…It’s scripted. I can tell you it’s with Mark Canton, so he’s a great, great producer and a really good guy…Hopefully in the next week we’ll have a company behind it, and we’ll start finishing the script, and hopefully, by the time we end, we’ll have a movie finished for…July of next year.”

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