Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary, From Cavern Club to San Francisco

0
0
Subscribe to Ron Howard alerts

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Crucially, the movie is being made in-corporation with Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono.

Ron HowardRon Howard [L] will direct the Beatles documentary [Getty/Christopher Polk]

Howard - known for Apollo 14, The Da Vinci Code and Frost/Nixon - called it "an astounding story".

"Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated," he said

More: Check out our Ron Howard news

"What's so intriguing to me is not only the subject, but the context we can bring to it now. Not only can we do a study of these touring years, the narrative of an odyssey, we can look at the significance of the Beatles as individuals - as musical geniuses, as societal leaders and their effect on global culture. Dramatically it makes a lot of sense and cinematically, we have a chance to offer a unique experience."

Howard reprises his hugely successful partnership with producer Brian Grazer for the project. 

The BeatlesThe Beatles with Ed Sullivan in 1964 [Getty/Hulton Archive]

"The way the Beatles burst on to the scene in Britain was an overwhelming social, cultural and musical phenomenon, but was even then eclipsed by that extraordinary explosion on the American scene and then the world," said Grammy award-winning producer Nigel Sinclair.

The Beatles began touring Europe in late 1963 but would become global celebrities after their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in the US in 1964. The group - comprising of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - embarked on their first world tour month later and by 1966 had played 166 shows in 90 different cities around the world.

More: Ron Howard races back to form with incredible 'Rush'


Contactmusic

Tags: Ron Howard - Beatles - Sir Paul McCartney - John Lennon - George Harrison - Ringo Starr

0
0
Subscribe to Ron Howard alerts
Advertisement

More Ron Howard

Natalie Portman Joins Likes Of Meryl Streep & Kevin Spacey In Paying Tribute To Mike Nichols

Natalie Portman has paid tribute to the late director Mike Nichols.Natalie Portman at the Childrens' Hospital Gala in Los Angeles in October 2014.Read More: The...

Ron Howard's 'In the Heart of the Sea' Could Be Chris Hemsworth's Best Movie Yet

Fast-forward to March 2015 and you'll be sick to the back teeth of movies. All movies. You'll have been reading about how Jennifer Lawrence fell...

In The Heart of The Sea Trailer

In August of 1819, The Essex set sail from New England. The whaling ship set out beyond the edges of the map to hunt in...

Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in...

Advertisement

Beatles Documentary In Safe Hands as Ron Howard Signs on to Direct

Ron Howard will direct and produce a fully authorized documentary on The Beatles touring years between 1960 and 1966, it has been confirmed. This is...

The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years

Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will...

Ron Howard Will "Offer A Unique Experience" When Directing Beatles Concert Documentary

Ron Howard is set to take on what could be one of the most important projects of his career. The filmmaker will direct a documentary...

Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary, From Cavern Club to San Francisco

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at...

Advertisement

Comments

Ron Howard Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ron Howard

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All