The band will be the subject of a new film…

Manic Street Preachers are set to be the subject of a brand new documentary.

The warts-and-all film will be made by the same production company responsible for the Oscar-winning ’Bowling For Columbine’, directed by Michael Moore.

Bassist Nicky Wire said of the documentary plans: “They are coming over in April to start filming a documentary on us, which is startling, really.”

He added: “I don’t know if you’ve watched any of them, but to me, anyway, documentaries are the best things around at the moment, from ‘Capturing the Friedmans’… obviously Michael Moore’s stuff.

Speaking to Popmatters, Wire explained: “There’s a brilliant one on Ramones – ‘End of the Century’ – at the moment which is fantastic. They just want to do a proper job on it, go to the Sundance festival and all that kind of thing.”