A new documentary is on the horizon about arguably planet Earth’s most successful songwriter, Paul McCartney. 

Titled Man On The Run, the documentary is to be directed by Oscar and Grammy winner Morgan Neville and will focus on the decade after the breakup of The Beatles and how the love he shared with Linda McCartney influenced a journey that would lead to the formation of Wings and more of the some of greatest music ever created.


Neville, whose directing credits include 20 Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, and Roadrunner: An Anthony Bourdain Movie, has been granted access to never-before-seen home videos and photos from the archives of McCartney and his late wife, Linda. 

Old And New

The material will be combined with new interviews, allowing for a first-of-its-kind exploration of a period in McCartney’s life when he came out with a succession of hits, including Live And Let Die, Maybe I’m Amazed, Mull Of Kintyre, Band On The Run and many other absolute classics


Man On The Run comes from MPL Communications (the umbrella company for McCartney’s business interests) and Polygram Entertainment (the film and TV division of UMG). UMG’s Michele Anthony who will be co-producing said :

“How do you rediscover yourself after being in the biggest band the world has ever known? Well, until the breakup of The Beatles, no one had ever had to answer that question. At its heart, it’s a story of Linda and Paul’s enduring love as he finds his own voice as an artist, resulting in one of the most creative periods of his life.”.



Neville, a self-described Beatle-maniac and McCartney-obsessive, said he’d read every book and seen every documentary about the band but has found something new with Man on the Run

“I was too young to buy Beatles records when they came out, but I could buy Wings records, and I loved them. To me, the story of what happened to Paul in the wake of The Beatles when he had to rediscover himself is a story that has never been told.

When Universal and Michele called me about this, it took me about three seconds to say I have to do this. It’s the kind of thing I think I’ve been training for since I was 10 years old.”


You can watch Neville announce the project as well as a quick teaser to whet the appetite. 

Being English, loving The Beatles is practically a law and anyone who doesn’t is often marched through the streets and publicly flogged. Peter Jackson’s Get Back documentary is must-watch TV so I am all on board the Magical Mystery Tour bus for a new look into the lives of one of these legends.

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