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Beatles Documentary ‘Eight Days a Week’ Gets September Launch

Ron Howard’s authorized documentary about the early years of the Beatles has been set for U.S. theatrical release on Sept. 16 through Abramorama.

The film, titled “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years,” will become available to stream exclusively to Hulu subscribers on the next day, Sept. 17.  It will be the first feature film to debut on Hulu following its theatrical premiere.

The film features exclusive footage and is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

Producers are White Horse Pictures’ Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainement with Howard. Apple Corps Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde are serving as executive producers, along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall.

Studiocanal is an anchor partner on the film having acquired U.K., France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand rights. Producers began selling rights at the Cannes Film Festival last month.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years” is based on the first part of the Beatles’ career between 1962 and 1966 and will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together. The title is taken from a 1964 hit single by the group.

The Beatles’ “Ed Sullivan Show” appearance in 1964 caused their popularity to explode. When the band stopped touring, they had performed 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities.

The film explores the inner workings of the group, their unique musical gifts and their complementary personalities and includes early performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

“The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years” is the first film acquired by Hulu’s Documentary Films arm, which will serve as a new home for original and exclusive documentary film titles coming to Hulu.

The film will premiere on Sept. 15 in London as part of its release in the U.K., France and Germany, followed by the Sept. 16 release in the U.S., Australia an New Zealand and a Sept. 22 release in Japan.

Paul Crowder is the editor and his long-time collaborator, Mark Monroe, is serving as writer. Marc Ambrose is the supervising producer.

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