Ron Howard is set to direct an official documentary about The Beatles' years on tour in the early 1960s.
The film will focus on their journey from the early days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool and gigs in Hamburg to their last public concert in Candlestick Park, San Francisco, in 1966. By the time the band stopped touring they had performed 166 concerts in 15 countries and 90 cities around the world.
The project is being produced with the cooperation of band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with the widows of John Lennon (Yoko Ono) and George Harrison (Olivia Harrison).
Howard, Nigel Singlair, Scott Pascucci and Brian Grazer will produce. The project marks Howard's second documentary following last year's Jay-Z led "Made in America".