Untitled Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis film
|Directed by||Danny Boyle|
|Produced by||Bernie Bellew|
|Screenplay by||Richard Curtis|
Ana de Armas
|Edited by||Jon Harris|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
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.
- Himesh Patel as Jack Malik
- Lily James as Ellie
- Kate McKinnon as Mandi
- Ed Sheeran as E.J.
- Ana de Armas as Roxanne
- Lamorne Morris as Stephen
- Sophia Di Martino as Carol
- Joel Fry as Skinner
- Ellise Chappell as Alex
- Harry Michell as Juno
- Alexander Arnold as Sam
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. Later that month, Lily James and Kate McKinnon joined the cast. In April 2018, Ed Sheeran joined the cast and would potentially also write new music for the film, which would also include Beatles songs. Sheeran was confirmed to star later that month with Ana de Armas and Lamorne Morris joining the cast. In May 2018, Sophia Di Martino, Joel Fry and Harry Michell joined the cast.
Filming began on April 21, 2018, with UK production starting on April 26, 2018, with scenes filmed in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. 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. A further 5,000 extras to were also recruited to appear in scenes to be shot on Gorleston Beach in Norfolk in June 2018.
The film was initially set to release on September 13, 2019, but was moved up to June 28 of that year.
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