New Ron Howard-Directed Beatles Documentary Set For Theatrical, Hulu Release
June 20, 2016 at 12:35 PM (PT)
OSCAR winner RON HOWARD’s authorized, much-anticipated documentary feature film, THE BEATLES: Eight Days A Week -- The Touring Years," has set its U.S. theatrical release date for SEPTEMBER 16th, and debuts the first trailer from the film and the official poster to launch the campaign, it was announced today by IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT, WHITE HORSE PICTURES and APPLE CORPS LTD.
HULU will be the presenting partner for the theatrical release of the film in the U.S. where the film will become available to stream exclusively to HULU subscribers on SEPTEMBER 17th.
Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of PAUL McCARTNEY, RINGO STARR, YOKO ONO LENNON and OLIVIA HARRISON. WHITE HORSE PICTURES GRAMMY winner NIGEL SINCLAIR, SCOTT PASCUCCI and OSCAR/EMMY winner BRIAN GRAZER of IMAGINE ENTERTAINMENT are producing with HOWARD. APPLE CORPS LTD.’s JEFF JONESW and JONATHAN CLYDE are serving as executive producers, along with IMAGINE’s MICHAEL ROSENBERG and WHITE HORSE’s GUY EAST and NICHOLAS FERRALL.
STUDIOCANAL is an anchor partner on the film having acquired UK, FRANCE, GERMANY and AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND rights.
"THE BEATLES: Eight Days A Week -- The Touring Years" is based on the first part of THE BEATLES’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. The film will explore how the band came together and their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring their extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film will focus on the time period from the early BEATLES’ journey in the days of THE CAVERN CLUB in LIVERPOOL to their last concert at CANDLESTICK PARK in SAN FRANCISCO in 1966.
RICHARD ABRAMOWITZ's ABRAMORAMA will handle the U.S. theatrical release of the film, an event-driven experience with a few special surprises planned for cinemagoers.
HULU will have the exclusive U.S. streaming video on-demand rights to the film on SVOD beginning SEPTEMBER 17th – marking the first feature film to debut on HULU following its theatrical premiere, the first film acquired by HULU’s Documentary Films arm which will serve as a new home for premium original and exclusive documentary film titles.
Following an all-star world premiere in LONDON on SEPTEMBER 15th, the film will roll out theatrically worldwide with release dates set in JAPAN (SEPTEMBER 22nd), AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND (SEPTEMBER 16th) and UK, FRANCE and GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 15th).
Award-winning PAUL CROWDER is the editor, with his long-time collaborator MARK MONROE serving as writer. MARC AMBROSE is the supervising producer.