Ron Howard’s documentary about The Beatles has set U.S. theatrical and streaming release dates.
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years will open in cinemas on September 16 and become available on Hulu a day later, making it the first film to debut on the SVOD platform following its theatrical premiere. It is the first film acquired by Hulu Documentary Films, which launched in May.
The doc, which was first announced in 2014, recounts The Beatles’ creative, professional and personal dynamic during their touring years through rare and exclusive archive footage and original interviews.
The time period stretches from early Beatles shows at Liverpool’s Cavern Club in 1962 to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
Howard made the film with the cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse Pictures’ Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment produced alongside Howard.
Paul Crowder served as editor on the doc. Previous credits include Sound City, Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who and Dogtown and Z-Boys.
Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde exec produced for Apple Corps, along with Imagine’s Michael E. Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall. The film is coproduced by One Voice One World’s Matthew White, Stuart Samuels and Bruce Higham.
Richard Abramowitz’s Abramorama is handling the U.S. theatrical run, while Studiocanal has picked up rights for the UK, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
The doc will world premiere in London on September 15 and roll out globally in Japan on September 22, in Australia and New Zealand on September 16 and in the UK, France and Germany on September 15.
Watch the trailer below: