Ron Howard’s authorized documentary on The Beatles about their touring years that includes unseen material uncovered especially for the film will be getting a sneak preview for interested buyers in Cannes, The Beatles‘ Apple Corps, Imagine Entertainment, co-founded by Ron Howard, and executives of White Horse Pictures and Studiocanal announced May 5. The announcement revealed that White Horse Pictures and Studiocanal will handle international sales of the film. No release date for the film has yet to be announced.
The film is being made with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse Grammy Award-winner Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award-winner and multiple nominee Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment are producing the film with Howard. Apple Corps Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East are serving as executive producers.
The film focuses on The Beatles’ journey from the early days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool and engagements in Hamburg to their last public concert in Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. The film will explore The Beatles’ inner world and how they made decisions, how they related to each other and the way in which they built their careers all while showing off their musical gifts and complementary personalities. “Ron is providing an all-access backstage VIP pass to The Beatles, giving fans fascinating insights on the band, and the ability to experience what it was like on the inside,” said White Horse’s Sinclair.
Filming and post-production on the film was described today as “well advanced,” though no timetable for release has been announced. The sound from the concerts used in the film is being restored by Giles Martin, whose work on the Beatles “LOVE” album with his father, Sir George Martin, (click here to read the rest of the story)