Beyonce to direct documentary about herself for HBO

LOS ANGELES, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Pop superstar Beyonce is

stepping behind the camera to direct a behind-the-scenes

documentary about her personal and professional life, U.S. cable

channel HBO said on Monday.

The currently untitled film will debut on February 16 and

show the Grammy-winning singer's life in the recording studio,

readying for live performances and running her own TV and music

production company.

"Everybody knows Beyonce's music, but few know Beyonce the

person," HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo said in a

statement. "Along with electrifying footage of Beyonce on stage,

this unique special looks beyond the glamour to reveal a

vibrant, vulnerable, unforgettable woman."

The documentary will also feature moments in the "Crazy in

Love" singer's family life and first-person footage Beyonce

captured on her laptop.

Beyonce, 31, who is married to hip hop artist and mogul

Jay-Z, will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans

on February 3.

(Reporting By Eric Kelsey, editing by Jill Serjeant and Andrew

Hay)