The star-studded story of the life of one of the most revered and respected guitarists, well, ever, BB King: The Life Of Riley, is about to have a UK wide theatrical release.
The film, directed and produced by Jon Brewer, will arrive on the big screen on October 15, with a DVD release planned for later on in the year.
Brewer worked with the legendary bluesman over a period of two years to produce the documentary, which charts the rise of BB King from cotton picker in rural Mississippi to multi-million selling bluesman.
The film, which is narrated by Morgan Freeman, features contributions from a suitably stellar line up of BB King admirers, including Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Slash, Ringo Starr, Carlos Santana, John Mayer and many more.
Preceding the film's release is a 10 CD, 194 track box set collection chronicling King's entire career, entitled Ladies And Gentlemen… Mr. BB King, which will be available from September 24.
Universal Music will also be releasing a soundtrack album, also called BB King: The Life Of Riley, on October 22.
Check out the trailer for BB King: The Life Of Riley at the film's official website, and pre-book tickets for the theatrical release via Odeon. Details of the Ladies And Gentlemen… boxset can be found via Amazon.