Beyonce To Direct HBO Film About Herself

Beyonce Knowles is to be the focus of a documentary about her life on and off-stage - directed by the actress-singer herself.

Earlier industry rumours that the film will air on HBO in 2013 have now been confirmed.

“Everybody knows Beyonce's music, but few know Beyonce the person," said Michael Lombardo, HBO president of programming, in a statement about the film.

"Along with electrifying footage of Beyonce onstage, this unique special looks beyond the glamour to reveal a vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman."

The star and her representatives had apparently been touting the project to studios around Hollywood.

It is reported that HBO was eventually chosen because of Beyonce's own taste.

"HBO has a history of pushing every boundary with class and authenticity," the star said in a statement.

"Some of my favourite shows are on HBO, so I am excited that my film will be part of its bold programming.

"This film was so personal to me, it had to have the right home."

The film will mix "concert footage with confessional interview".

The star is actually no stranger to directing - she won the award as BET Video Director of the Year, with Alan Ferguson, in July

According to HBO, parts of the so-far untitled film were even shot on Beyonce's laptop.

It adds that Beyonce  "reflects on the realities of celebrity, the refuge she finds onstage and the transcendent joy of becoming a mother last year".

Beyonce is married to rapper and music producer Jay-Z. They had their first child, daughter Blue Ivy Carter, in January.

The 31-year-old will perform at the 2013 Super Bowl half-time show on February 3 - 13 days before the documentary is aired on February 16.