Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Ed Sheeran Rumoured to Join Danny Boyle's Beatles Film

Ed Sheeran Rumoured to Join Danny Boyle's Beatles Film

The British superstar musician, Ed Sheeran, is now said by a British tabloid to be in talks to star in Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis's upcoming untitled musical comedy. Boyle, who's also on board to direct the next James Bond movie, is said to be planning on wrapping up this film before getting started on the 007 adventure.

Sheeran is also friends with director Curtis, whose previous films include Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral, and his partner Emma Freud.

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The "Shape Of You" hitmaker has had cameos in "Game Of Thrones" and "Bridget Jones" Baby', but he now looks set to take his acting career even further. He'll reportedly appear on screen and write new music for the movie, which will also feature Beatles songs. The plot will be built around a street musician who discovers that he is the only one in the world remembers the Beatles song.

"Everything Ed touches turns to gold", a source told the Daily Mail.

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"Cindererlla" beauty Lily James will star as a teacher in the as-yet-untitled film, thought to be set in the 60s or 70s, whilst "EastEnders" actor Himesh Patel is on board to play the male lead. Kate McKinnon ("SNL") is said to be in talks too, Deadline reported, with filming scheduled for this summer. There is now no other major release scheduled for that date, although it will be competing against the second week of IT: Chapter Two, which opens September 6, 2019.

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