What if the Beatles by no means existed, however you remembered all their songs? That’s the essential premise of Danny Boyle’s new movie Yesterday, written by Richard Curtis, which options the music of the Fab 4.
May it get any extra British?
Eastenders star Himesh Patel performs Jack Malik, a younger musician, who – after being hit by a bus – finds himself in a world the place the Beatles by no means launched any music. He then finds himself catapulted to fame by passing off the band’s unbelievable again catalogue as his personal.
Common Photos has immediately launched the primary look trailer for the movie, and it options pop star Ed Sheeran as himself, mentoring Jack on his rise to the highest. Though he solely seems twice within the trailer, the ‘Form of You’ singer is the butt of the trailer’s two finest gags.
One takes intention at Sheeran’s “rapping” talents, whereas the opposite sees the ginger pop star suggesting a painfully terrible various lyric for one in all The Beatles’ most iconic songs.
Cinderella star Lily James performs Jack’s love curiosity, who will get left behind within the ensuing insanity, whereas real-life couple Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal play his dad and mom. Joel Fry is Jack’s finest good friend, whereas Ghostbusters star Kate McKinnon performs a document label huge wig.
There additionally seems to be an alternate trailer and poster – presumably for the U.S. market – shared on Twitter.
The movie shot final yr, with one enormous scene on Gorleston Seashore – glimpsed within the trailer – requiring 5,000 extras.
Yesterday is coming quickly.