Ron Howard To Oversee Beatles Live Documentary
July 17, 2014 at 4:51 AM (PT)
OSCAR-winning director RON HOWARD will direct and produce an authorized documentary on THE BEATLES' touring years between 1960 and 1966, VARIETY reports. APPLE CORPS, WHITE HORSE PICTURES and HOWARD’s IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT will produce the documentary with the cooperation of PAUL MCCARTNEY, RINGO STARR, YOKO ONO LENNON and OLIVIA HARRISON.
THE BEATLES started playing live at the CAVERN CLUB in LIVERPOOL in 1960, followed by clubs in HAMBURG, GERMANY and ENGLAND and a European tour in late 1963. In all, they had performed 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities around the world. Other likely highlights will be the ED SULLIVAN appearance on FEB. 9th, 1964 and their final concert at CANDLESTICK PARK in SAN FRANCISCO in AUGUST 1966. The film will make extensive use of concert footage — some of it shot on movie cameras by fans — and mixes of sound board recordings. HOWARD believes that the finished film will contain between 12 and 20 songs.
HOWARD and WHITE HORSE’s NIGEL SINCLAIR plan to have the untitled film finished and in theaters by the end of next year.