Russell Brand's documentary on his spiritual journey will feature Jesus, Ghandi and Katy Perry
Comedian and actor Russell Brand allowed a film crew to document his personal and professional lives over the past five years, and will present the footage as a feature-length film.
The project, entitled "BRAND the Film", is in post-production, and will be released in 2015. It features Brand's marriage and divorce from pop star Katy Perry, and chronicles his "spiritual and biographical" journey to find the meaning of life, The Mirror reports.
The purpose of the film is to encourage others to reexamine the things they value, and expose the trappings of celebrity.
"Every day of our lives, from the minute we can be marketed to, the myth that becoming famous will make our lives complete, or consuming a certain something will be the answer, is chucked down our throats," the film's website explains.
"Yet, the reality is that the medium ain't the message. You become famous for what you do, and therefore it's what you do that matters. This crucial element is overlooked entirely by whole generations of drones who worship at the wrong altar."
The 39-year-old is best known for the comedic films "Get Him to the Greek," "Arthur," and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," but he has increasingly demonstrated a strong commitment to political change and social justice.
"Russell Brand is a troubled visionary who embraced the superficial and doped up times in which we live, only to find it was an empty proposition," the "BRAND the Film" site states.
"He started a search for meaning, which lead him to dig out his heroes: Gandhi, Malcolm X, Jesus and Ché Guevara – to look at why they did what they did, how they did what they did, and in what ways he might be a little bit like them.
"He starts writing about them: They are all willing to die for what they believe in, all immortal and timeless due to their singular and unwavering dedication to their cause.
"This feature documentary follows his spiritual and biographical narrative through the unfolding journey of this tour and the evolution of this important show and the showman behind it."
The film culminates with Brand performing on his "Messiah Complex" world tour – the comedian's first.
"BRAND the Film" is available for pre-order on brandthefilm.com.