Fans mass for One Direction movie premiere

August 21, 2013 • Entertainment

Fans of group One direction, pose for a photo ahead of the UK Premiere of One Direction: This Is Us, at a central London cinema, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

LONDON (AP) — A crowd of screaming fans has [auth] greeted boy band One Direction as it gathered in London’s Leicester Square, where its first feature film is getting its world premiere.

Some slept there overnight to stake out a spot near the red carpet on Tuesday evening.

One Direction: This Is Us,” a 3-D documentary by “Super Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock, is a backstage look at the band, which was formed on Simon Cowell’s TV talent show “The X Factor” in 2010.

The five-piece group has gone on to top charts around the world and has amassed a die-hard army of fans, known as Directioners.

“This is unreal,” said band member Harry Styles.

“One Direction: This Is Us” opens in Britain Aug. 29 and in the United States Aug. 30.

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