Tina Turner Documentary to Bow on HBO in the U.S., Universal, Altitude to Release Theatrically

Naman Ramachandran
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Feature documentary “Tina,” about music icon Tina Turner, will debut March 27 in the U.S. exclusively on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

Universal Pictures Content Group has taken world rights excluding North America and U.K. with a theatrical release planned across multiple territories in early summer before its release on digital, TV, SVOD and other home entertainment platforms.

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Altitude will release “Tina” theatrically and on home entertainment across the U.K. and Ireland in April concurrent to its broadcast on Sky Documentaries.

Directed by Oscar-winning directors Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin (“Undefeated”), the film charts Turner’s rise to early fame, her personal and professional struggles throughout her life and her resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s. It features interviews with Turner herself, and with those close to her, along with never-before-seen footage, audio tapes and personal photos.

The film is produced by Oscar-winning producer Simon Chinn (“Man on Wire”), Emmy Award-winner Jonathan Chinn (“LA 92”) and Emmy-nominee Diane Becker (“Legion of Brothers”).

“Tina” is a Lightbox Production. Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn, co-Founders of Lightbox said: “ ‘Tina’ is the ultimate celebration of a global superstar and an intimate portrait of a woman who overcame extreme adversity to define her career, her identity and her legacy on her own terms. From her early career as the queen of R&B to her record-breaking sell-out arena tours of the ’80s, Tina Turner draws back the curtain to invite us into her private world in a way she has never done before. We are thrilled to be partnering with Universal, Altitude and HBO to bring the film to audiences around the world.”

Executive producers include Erwin Bach, Tali Pelman, Will Clarke, Andy Mayson, Mike Runagall, David Gilbery, and Charles Dorfman.

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