Earlier tonight in London, Paul McCartney and friends walked the red carpet outside the Cineworld Leicester Square prior to the U.K.’s exclusive 100-minute preview of the upcoming Disney+ three-part docuseries “The Beatles: Get Back.” Other VIP guests in attendance at the U.K. preview include: Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Elvis Costello, James Bay, Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet), Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys), Jamie Cook (Arctic Monkeys), Mick Hucknall (Simply Red), Martin Freeman, Stephen Merchant, director Paul Greengrass, physicist Brian Cox, Terry Gilliam (“Monty Python”) and Sanjeev Bhaskar. A Disney+ original, “The Beatles: Get Back” will debut exclusively on the streaming service November 25, 26, and 27, 2021.
Directed by three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”), “The Beatles: Get Back” takes audiences back in time to the band’s January 1969 recording sessions, which became a pivotal moment in music history. The docuseries showcases The Beatles’ creative process as they attempt to write 14 new songs in preparation for their first live concert in over two years. Faced with a nearly impossible deadline, the strong bonds of friendship shared by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are put to the test. The docuseries is compiled from nearly 60 hours of unseen footage shot over 21 days, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, and from more than 150 hours of unheard audio, most of which has been locked in a vault for over half a century. Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to this Beatles treasure trove, all of which has now been brilliantly restored. What emerges is an unbelievably intimate portrait of The Beatles, showing how, with their backs against the wall, they could still rely on their friendship, good humor, and creative genius. While plans derail and relationships are put to the test, some of the world’s most iconic songs are composed and performed. The docuseries features – for the first time in its entirety – The Beatles’ last live performance as a group, the unforgettable rooftop concert on London’s Savile Row, as well as other songs and classic compositions featured on the band’s final two albums, Abbey Road and Let It Be. The three-part docuseries includes never-before-seen, restored footage that at times includes explicit language, mature themes, and smoking. Viewer discretion is advised.
An exciting new collaboration between The Beatles and Jackson presented by The Walt Disney Studios in association with Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd., “The Beatles: Get Back” stars John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The docuseries is produced by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, Olivia Harrison, Jonathan Clyde (“Eight Days a Week”), Clare Olssen (“They Shall Not Grow Old”) and Peter Jackson, with Apple Corps’ Jeff Jones (“Eight Days a Week”) and Ken Kamins (“The Hobbit” trilogy) serving as executive producers. Jabez Olssen (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) serves as the film’s editor, the music supervisor is Giles Martin (“Rocketman”), Michael Hedges (“The Adventures of Tintin”) and Brent Burge (“The Hobbit” trilogy) serve as the series re- recording mixers, and the music is mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell (“Yesterday”).
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