Danny Boyle's East Anglia film 'Yesterday' gets first trailer - featuring Ed Sheeran


It's now dropped that unwieldy, avante-garde moniker in favour of an actual name, which confirms its Beatles-centric premise - the project is officially called Yesterday, and it has a new trailer and poster.

Yesterday, there was The Beatles, but no more in Danny Boyle's new film. And in director Danny Boyle's new film Yesterday, a odd blackout and a bus accident causes one musician to wake up in a world where The Beatles never existed. Today, only Jack remembers their songs.

Scripted by Love Actually writer Richard Curtis, Yesterday is produced by Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner alongside Matt Wilkinson, Bernie Bellew, Curtis and Boyle. They are surprised by Jack's songwriting talent (sorry, Paul McCartney), and so is Jack, for all traces of The Beatles and their music have vanished after the blackout. "And then somehow you became the biggest star in the world".

It continues: "Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James)".

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Cinderella star Lily James plays Jack's love interest, who gets left behind in the ensuing madness, while real-life couple Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal play his parents.

From the production notes: "Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy victor McKinnon), Jack's fame explodes". I'm very curious to see how that plays out. But I don't think it's necessary really.

The film has a release date of June 28. "It's just been so long, there is no Beatles left really, particularly with John and George dead".