Ron Howard is directing a Beatles documentary

USA TODAY - Beatles fans can look forward to a new film documenting the Fab Four's early years as a touring band.

It was announced Wednesday that Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment will produce the documentary, with the cooperation of surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well asYoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

Oscar winner Ron Howard has signed on to direct. Howard said in a statement that he is "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. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated."

The film will trace the group's career from its gigs at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and concerts in Hamburg to its final public show in San Francisco's Candlestick Park, in 1966.

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