One Direction? Not Quite

The boy band is traveling all over the world -- and heading to Tokyo next

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One Direction is taking over the world.

The British boy band will officially begin shooting its behind-the-scenes movie with a pair of performances in Tokyo on Jan. 18 and 19.

The fivesome's — Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan — trip to Japan will officially kick off their Take Me Home tour that follows in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, which starts in February.

The 3D documentary, which will be helmed by director Morgan Spurlock, hits theaters in August and is expected to give Directioners a never-before-seen glimpse at the group's life on and off the stage.

"I'm delighted we're making this film, and Morgan is the perfect person to give that access-all-areas, behind-the-scenes look into what it's like to be One Direction today. What the band have achieved is incredible, they and their fans have made history around the world -- this is for them," said the group's founder, Simon Cowell. (via Billboard)

The "What Makes You Beautiful" crooners recently wrapped rehearsals for their second tour since the release of their smash album Take Me Home in November.

 

Before the boys hit the road, they partook in a "life-changing" trip to Africa, where they lent a helping hand to those in need in the poverty-stricken region of Accra, Ghana.

"Today was the most amazing day I've had so far.. In my life ever," Styles Tweeted, adding: "@rednoseday Thank you so much for having us. It was amazing and we'll see you soon xx."

Horan also opened up about the "visit that changed his life," tweeting, "‘I've seen the slums right in front of me! This is no joke! They really need your help! Poverty is real!"

The charitable trip will be featured during the U.K.'s Red Nose Day on March 15, a Comic Relief telecast raising funds for those less fortunate. In addition, 1D recorded a cover of Blondie's single, "One Way or Another, to raise money for the annual event.

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