Disney+ to Create Olivia Rodrigo ‘Driving Home 2 U (A Sour Film)’
The story of one of the greatest debuts in pop music history gets the concert-documentary film treatment as Disney+ plans to exclusively feature Olivia Rodrigo Drive home 2 U. The film, which will chronicle the creation of his breakthrough 2021 record Acidarrives March 25.
“I think I just wanted to tell people what was going on in my head in a proud, not ashamed way,” Rodrigo shares in the trailer. “Coming from this place hurt and managing to make it something you’re proud of – there’s nothing better than that.”
“This is a unique cinematic experience where, for the first time, fans will understand how her album came to be and why it was such a personal journey for Olivia,” said Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Television, in a press release. “This is not one film-concert in itself, but truly, an opportunity to experience first-hand how Olivia Rodrigo became one of music’s biggest stars of the era – and a chance to see her perform the songs of ‘Sour’ like never before.
Directed by Stacey Lee, the hybrid film portrays Acid using behind-the-scenes footage captured in the studio and throughout Rodrigo’s daily life, from his process of translating hyper-personal experiences into chart-topping songs to his gamble in the realm of pop’s elite as a young woman.
Drive home 2 U is formatted as a road trip from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. The personal elements of the film will come with a setback presented through newly arranged performances of the full album filmed at separate locations throughout the journey. Rodrigo will make stops at Roy’s Motel & Café, Red Rock Canyon State Park and more with appearances from Jacob Collier, Blu DeTiger and Towa Bird.
Shortly after the film’s release, the 18-year-old singer and songwriter will make her first appearance at the Grammy Awards where she was nominated for seven awards, including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Music Video, Best Pop Vocal Album and for Best Pop Solo Performance. In all categories, she was recognized for Acidit’s the heartbreaking first single “Driver’s License and its agonizing counterpart”Good 4 U.”
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