Ed Sheeran to star in new Beatles-related film

Lula Sharp
April 17, 2018

Universal Pictures has announced that they will wide release the forthcoming untitled Danny Boyle musical comedy on Friday, September 13, 2019.

Now, he's rumored to be in talks to appear in an upcoming comedy movie, directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis. If casting plans go well - Himesh Patel, the actor who played Tamwar Masood in EastEnders, has been cast to play the up-and-coming musician, Also on board is The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie star Lily James and potentially Kate McKinnon - executives are looking to film this summer.

The Mail on Sunday reports that Sheeran is to appear on screen and write new music for the film, which will also include Beatles classics. According to The Daily Mail, the film is tentatively titled All You Need Is Love, and it will follow a man who wakes up to discover he's the only one on Earth who remembers the songs of The Beatles.

'He is the biggest hit-maker on the planet. Slumdog Millionaire moviemaker Boyle will direct the project from a script penned by Richard Curtis. He has performed Beatles tributes in the past, so it would be in his wheelhouse.

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A source close to Working Title, the studio that is making the film, said: "Everything Ed touches turns to gold." .

He already owns a guitar given to him by Sir Paul McCartney.

Universal is eyeing a summer shoot for the project, which will roll out in theaters two months before the next James Bond film, which is set to open November 8, 2019.

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