A look at the iconic life and legacy of Tina Turner is coming to the small screen. HBO has picked up the documentary Tub, from the award-winning filmmakers behind the 2011 Oscar-winning documentary Unbeaten.
The film, which was first announced at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, tells the life story of the “What’s Love Got to Do With It” singer, from her early days to her mega fame in the 1980s.
Directed by acclaimed documentary duo Daniel Lindsay and TJ Martin, and produced by Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, looking for Sugar Man) and Jonathan Chinn (Whitney), Tub comes from a proven team of storytelling talents.
The film is described in a press release as “a revealing and intimate look at the life and career of musical icon Tina Turner, showing her unlikely rise to early fame, her personal and professional struggles throughout her life, and her even more unlikely resurgence as a global phenomenon in the 1980s. “
Turner herself was interviewed for the project, at her home in Zurich, Switzerland, and the project will include “a host of never-before-seen images, audiotapes and personal photos that will tell a deep and absorbing story about the queen of rock. “. n ‘roll in all its complexity “.
With archival footage spanning over 60 years of interviews, performances, and personal moments, Tub is set to be an in-depth look into the life of the music legend like no other fan has seen before.
In addition, interviews were conducted with numerous stars and individuals intimately familiar with Turner’s life, including Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, journalist Kurt Loder, and Turner’s husband, Erwin Bach.
Tub debuts on HBO on March 27 at 8 p.m. and will be available to stream on HBO Max.