Ed Sheeran to appear in Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis's Beatles comedy


Sheeran is said to be "in talks" to join the production, which will be directed by Danny Boyle.

Universal Studios has set a September 13, 2019, release date for its untitled comedy with director Danny Boyle and stars Kate McKinnon, Lily James, and Himesh Patel.

Lily James ("Cinderella", "Baby Driver") is attached to star, alongside Himesh Patel ("Eastenders").

Sheeran has made a handful of forays into acting, perhaps most notably through a cameo appearance on Game of Thrones that ended up being one of the more widely derided moments in a mostly well-regarded season. Sheeran will apparently write new songs, while tracks from the legendary British group will also feature in the film.

The Untitled Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis Comedy will be produced by Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Les Misérables, Darkest Hour, Bridget Jones's series) alongside Matt Wilkinson (Kaleidoscope) and Bernie Bellew (Steve Jobs).

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'He is the biggest hit-maker on the planet.

Based on the music of The Beatles, the project has a script by Love Actually's Richard Curtis. He has performed Beatles tributes in the past, so it would be in his wheelhouse.

It's not even clear if he would be the character who wakes up remembering Beatles songs, or if he'd just appear in the movie and someone else would have that role.

Sheeran has also impressed Paul McCartney with his music.

Filming for the movie is set to take place later on this summer.