Untitled Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis film

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Directed byDanny Boyle
Produced byBernie Bellew
Tim Bevan
Danny Boyle
Richard Curtis
Eric Fellner
Matt Wilkinson
Screenplay byRichard Curtis
StarringHimesh Patel
Lily James
Kate McKinnon
Ed Sheeran
Ana de Armas
Lamorne Morris
CinematographyChristopher Ross
Edited byJon Harris
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • June 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
CountryUnited States

The currently untitled Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis film is an upcoming musical comedy film directed by Boyle from a screenplay by Curtis. It will star Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran, Ana de Armas and Lamorne Morris. The film will be released on June 28, 2019.[1]



In March 2018, director Danny Boyle and writer Richard Curtis were announced to be teaming on a musical comedy that will be set in the 1960s or 1970s and center around "a struggling musician who thinks he's the only person who can remember the Beatles" with Himesh Patel cast in the lead role.[2][3] Later that month, Lily James and Kate McKinnon joined the cast.[4][5] In April 2018, Ed Sheeran joined the cast and would potentially also write new music for the film, which would also include Beatles songs.[6][7] Sheeran was confirmed to star later that month with Ana de Armas and Lamorne Morris joining the cast.[8][9] In May 2018, Sophia Di Martino, Joel Fry and Harry Michell joined the cast.[10]

Filming began on April 21, 2018,[11] with UK production starting on April 26, 2018, with scenes filmed in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.[12] A casting call was issued for extras in overnight scenes shot immediately after Ed Sheeran's four consecutive concerts at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales in May 2018.[13] A further 5,000 extras to were also recruited to appear in scenes to be shot on Gorleston Beach in Norfolk in June 2018.[14]


The film was initially set to release on September 13, 2019, but was moved up to June 28 of that year.[15]


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  4. ^ "Lily James in Talks to Star in Danny Boyle Comedy (Exclusive)".
  5. ^ "Kate McKinnon in Talks to Join Lily James in Danny Boyle Comedy".
  6. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (15 April 2018). "Ed Sheeran In Talks For Danny Boyle-Richard Curtis Music-Themed Comedy Movie".
  7. ^ Chitwood, Adam (15 April 2018). "Ed Sheeran in Talks to Join Danny Boyle's Beatles-Themed Musical Comedy". Collider. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (24 April 2018). "Ana de Armas Makes A Date With Danny Boyle Untitled Romantic Comedy".
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (27 April 2018). "'New Girl's Lamorne Morris Joins Universal's Danny Boyle-Richard Curtis Comedy".
  10. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (8 May 2018). "Danny Boyle & Richard Curtis Untitled Romantic Comedy Adds Three".
  11. ^ Freud, Emma (21 April 2018). "We began shooting our new movie today". Twitter. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Danny Boyle's new Beatles musical was being filmed in north Essex". Gazette.
  13. ^ Bevan, Nathan (2018-04-16). "Ed Sheeran is rumoured to be in Danny Boyle's new film". walesonline. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  14. ^ Ryder, Alistair (15 May 2018). "Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis are looking for extras in Cambridgeshire".
  15. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (19 September 2018). "Danny Boyle-Richard Curtis Musical Comedy Tunes Up For Summer 2019 Release – Update".

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