Doncaster pop sensation Louis Tomlinson is set to make silver screen history with his band’s new film tipped to be the UK’s highest grossing movie of all time.
The premier of One Direction This Is Us took place on Tuesday night in Leicester Square and has odds of 4/1 to beat Bond film Skyfall, which raked in £94.28 million, to become the UK’s highest box office hit.
And Louis could be making room in his trophy cabinet for a BAFTA with Ladbrokes placing him at 5/1 of winning the Outstanding Debut award and odds of 7/1 of 1D winning bag the gong for Outstanding British Film.
Delighted fans queued for hours and some even days to catch a glimpse of the boys at the premier of the film, directed by Morgan Spurlock.
The 3D film, made by the Super Size Me director, follows Louis, Harry, Zayn, Niall and Liam on the road during their rise to worldwide fame, with dazzling concert footage.
But it’s more than a music video, showing them as ordinary people, gifted extraordinary lives after appearing on The X factor.
Louis, 21, from Bessacarr, said one advantage of making the film was it helped them remember everything that had happened to them in the last few years.
He said: “Because so much is happening to us, you kind of just lose it all.
“It’s great just to sit back and watch it back and remember and relive those moments.”
Louis, in one of the film’s trailers, jokes how he hopes the film will help them to be remembered.
He added: “It would be just amazing to be remembered, like even as a mum, telling her daughter...the boyband of my time, One Direction, they just had fun - they were just normal guys...but terrible, terrible dancers.”
Morgan Spurlock said: “There is no air of superiority, there is no air of success that permeates this movie. You see five guys who are the same five guys they were three years ago.”