Ron Howard may be currently adapting Dan Brown’s novel “Inferno,” with Tom Hanks reprising his role as famous investigative symbologist Robert Langdon, set to be released this October, but he has another film also scheduled to be released in the fall that might turn some heads. Howard’s authorized Beatles documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week” follows the Fab Four’s touring career from 1962-1966, from the Cavern Club through their concert in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. The film will delve deep into the Beatlemania phenomenon, the relationship between audience and performer, and the socio-political context of the 1960’s that engendered such an important cultural development. It will feature rare and exclusive footage, and was produced with full cooperation from living band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as widows Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. Watch a teaser for the film below.
Howard got his start in show business playing Opie on “The Andy Griffith Show,” and then Richie Cunningham on “Happy Days.” He then transitioned into directing in the early 1980’s and went on to helm such films as “Parenthood,” “The Paper,” “Apollo 13,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “Frost/Nixon.”
The film will be released into U.S. theaters on September 16th. Hulu will stream the film exclusively the following day; it will be the first feature film to debut on Hulu following its theatrical premiere. It’s also the first feature film acquired by Hulu’s Documentary Films.