Jackson has previously said that he worked on the film with cooperation from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. For the project, which will follow the making of Let It Be, Jackson pulled from 55 hours of unreleased footage of the band filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969 and 140 hours of largely unheard audio recordings from the Let It Be album sessions. The Beatles: Get Back also will feature footage of the band's final live concert as a group, their rooftop performance on London's Savile Row.
"Working on this project has been a joyous discovery," Jackson said in a statement. "I’ve been privileged to be a fly on the wall while the greatest band of all time works, plays and creates masterpieces. I’m thrilled that Disney have stepped up as our distributor. There’s no one better to have our movie seen by the greatest number of people."
The Beatles: Get Back is being presented in association with Apple Corps Ltd. and WingNut Films Productions Ltd. Jackson produces alongside Clare Olssen and Jonathan Clyde, with Ken Kamins and Apple Corps' Jeff Jones serving as executive producers.
Lindsay-Hogg directed the original Let It Be film, which was shot in 1969 but not released until 1970, after the Beatles had officially broken up. Disney says a fully restored version of the original Let It Be film will be released at a later date.
This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.