Ron Howard’s Beatles Movie Schedules Hulu and Theatrical Releases
Ron Howard's documentary about the Beatles' touring years as a touring act is headed for theaters and home viewing this fall.
Titled The Beatles: Eight Days A Week — The Touring Years, the project marks the debut release of Hulu's Documentary Films imprint, and will follow the model established by recent Netflix-distributed movies by arriving on the streaming service the day after it makes its arrival in U.S. theaters.
Hulu plans a staggered world rollout for Eight Days a Week, with the world premiere scheduled for London alongside screenings in France and Germany on Sept. 15, followed by the U.S., Australia and New Zealand on the 16th and Japan on Sept. 22. Between these theatrical engagements, Hulu subscribers can begin streaming the film on Sept. 17. Check out the first trailer above.
"Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, the Beatles," reads the official synopsis. "It will explore their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring the Beatles’ 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."
As previously reported, Howard has promised the film will offer an unprecedented perspective on the Beatles' performances, partly through the use of cutting-edge technology to restore existing film footage. "What’s so compelling to me is the perspective that we have now, the chance to really understand the impact that they had on the world," he explained. "That six-year period is such a dramatic transformation in terms of global culture and these remarkable four individuals, who were both geniuses and also entirely relatable. That duality is something that is going to be very interesting to explore."
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