HBO is to air a documentary on The Rolling Stones' 50-year career.

It is set to feature never-before-seen footage of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from the 1960s and 1970s.

Brett Morgen is directing the project which was announced earlier this year and is scheduled to be broadcast on HBO this autumn, although no official air date has been announced.

HBO's president of programming Michael Lombardo said: "This documentary has the full involvement of the four current band members – Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ron – as well as the former band members, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.

"We'll follow the band from their early club days through their arrival as the greatest band in the world."

Director Morgen promised in March that his film will present "the original, bold, sexy and dangerous flavour" of the band.