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Ron Howard's Beatles documentary Eight Days a Week gets release date, first trailer

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Ron Howard would like you to meet The Beatles in a different way.

His documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years will hit theaters on Sept. 16, it was announced on Monday. Hulu will begin streaming the movie the following day, which will be the first time the streaming service has debuted a feature film immediately after its theatrical release.

Directed by the Oscar-winning Howard, the film was made with the blessing of band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono Lennon, and George Harrison’s widow, Olivia Harrison. While there have been several Beatles documentaries in the past, Eight Days a Week offers rare and exclusive footage of the game-changing Fab Four while focusing on the story of the band’s rise to fame from 1962 to 1966, from club gigs in Liverpool to their final concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.

“We were kids,” McCartney says in the trailer for the film. “We were all pretty scared.”

Watch the first trailer, also released Monday, above.

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