Oscar winner Ron Howard to make new Beatles film
Published on Jul 17, 2014 6:38 AM
LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2014 (AFP) - Oscar-winning director Ron Howard will make a new authorized documentary about the Beatles' touring years, with the backing of the Fab Four's music label Apple Corps, they said on Wednesday.
The two surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are giving their "full cooperation" to the movie, as are John Lennon and George Harrison's widows, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the filmmakers said.
Apple Corps has hired producers from Imagine Entertainment and White Horse Pictures to make the the film, which will tell the story from the Cavern Club through the Ed Sullivan show to full-blown Beatlemania.
"I am excited and honoured 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," said Howard.
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