A documentary based on music legend Phil Lynott will arrive in Irish cinemas later this year.

'Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away' will feature interviews from the likes of James Hetfield of Metallica; U2's Adam Clayton; Huey Lewis; Suzi Quatro; Thin Lizzy alums Eric Bell and Scott Gorham; and Ultravox's Midge Ure.

It reflects on the life and music of the artist. Lynott went from being a young black boy growing up in working class 1950's Dublin to Ireland's greatest rock star.

The lead singer of Thin Lizzy was a songwriter, a poet, and a dreamer.

The documentary is told extensively through the words of Phil himself, focussing on some of his most iconic songs. The film gets to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the artist.

Emer Reynolds, who previously helmed the award-winning doc 'The Farthest', directs.

She said: "We are so delighted that 'Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away' - our film about the legendary Phil Lynott - will soon be coming to the big screen! We can’t wait to share it with Irish audiences and to celebrate Philip and his extraordinary life and music."

Phil’s daughters Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Howard-Lynott added: "As always, we are incredibly proud of our Dad and we loved having the opportunity to look at the man behind the music with this film."

An exact release date has yet to be set.