Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard (2011)

Twist and Shout! Oscar-winner Ron Howard will direct a Beatles documentary with the full participation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment will produce the authorized documentary. The film will highlight the group's touring years, which ended in a final public appearance in San Francisco's Candlestick Park in 1966.

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"I am 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," Howard said in a press release announcing the documentary. "Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated."

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The film encourages fans to submit visual or audio material that document The Beatles' live tours, "particularly those that highlight the fan experience-what is was like to be a part of the frenzy."

No release date has been set.

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