Paul Stanley Talks the Download Festival and More...

Paul Stanley has provided another update on the KISS bio-pic, which is in development.

During an appearance on Download: Reloaded he said it's titled Shout it Out Loud and "it is definitely happening...

"The script was really good. And we really waited until we felt comfortable.

"Look, you get one chance to do it, and I would rather not do it than do it half assed or poorly. Our director [Joachim Rønning] is the real deal. He did Maleficent 2, and he's not some hack; he knows how to make movies. It should be great. Casting hasn't begun yet. But that will be interesting too."

Asked who he wants to portray him, Stanley said, "For casting to be accurate in terms of age, we are looking at actors in their early 20s. Honestly, I don't know a whole lot of actors in their early 20s. When people get asked these kinds of questions, they'll say, 'Oh, Brad Pitt,' or this one or that one. Well, those guys are in their 50s or 60s, so you're talking about another generation of actors. And I'm the first to say I'm not up on a lot of them. But as the casting process goes on, I'll certainly be there and watching. It'll be interesting to see how someone else — be it the casting people or the director — how they view who I am and who they see doing that. I think I'll learn a lot about their perception of me by who they cast."

Like the KISS documentary KISStory that will air on A&E on June 27th and 28th, the bio-pic is the story as told by Stanley and Gene Simmons with no input from original co-founding members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.

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