Ron Howard to Direct New Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard to Direct New Beatles Documentary

The Oscar winning director of Rush is set to make an authorised movie charting the Fab four’s career. The movie is being made with full cooperation with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

The film will chart the Beatles journey to stardom from the Cavern club in Liverpool, the famous Ed Sullivan appearance to their final performance in Candlestick Park, San Francisco. The documentary will feature Beatlemania archive footage plus contemporary interviews from surviving members.

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Howards production outfit “Imagine Entertainment” are producing the movie with support from Apple corps LTD and White house pictures. White Horse’s Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award-winner and multiple nominee Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment will produce with Howard. Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East will serve as executive producers.

Howard and Grazer’s Collaboration

Over the course of a near 30-year partnership, Howard and Grazer have produced a long list of successful and critically acclaimed films, including Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon, A Beautiful Mind – for which Howard won an Academy Award for Best Director and Grazer and Howard won Best Picture – and, most recently, Rush, and music-driven films like 8 Mile. This will be the second documentary for Howard — the first being 2013’s Made in America.

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Sinclair’s long association with documentaries has resulted in a string of award-winning films, including Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World, which won two Emmy Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA, and No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, for which Sinclair won a Grammy Award, Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, The Last Play At Shea, 1, and both the Academy Award-winning Undefeated and the Grammy Award-winning Foo Fighters: Back and Forth.

Pascucci, Managing Director of Concord Music Group and former head of Warner’s Rhino Entertainment, was an executive producer on George Harrison, and has recently been associated with Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival: 2013 and Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’.

Howard said in a statement that he is “excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”

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This project was originally brought to Apple Corps by One Voice One World, which has conducted extensive research around the globe, including inviting The Beatles fans to send in clips of home movies and photos that they acquired during this extraordinary period. OVOW’s Matt White, Stuart Samuels and Bruce Higham will form part of the production team., and Bruce Higham will form part of the production team.

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