Yesterday (2019 film)
|Directed by||Danny Boyle|
|Produced by||Bernie Bellew|
Matthew James Wilkinson
|Screenplay by||Richard Curtis|
|Story by||Jack Barth|
|Music by||Daniel Pemberton|
|Edited by||Jon Harris|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Yesterday is an upcoming 2019 British musical comedy film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis, from a story by Jack Barth. It stars Himesh Patel as a guitarist who realises he is the only person who remembers the Beatles, and becomes famous plagiarising their songs. Lily James, Kate McKinnon, and Ed Sheeran also star.
Jack Malik is a struggling musician. During a worldwide blackout, he is hit by a bus. After awakening and discovering that he is the only person in the world who appears to remember the Beatles, Jack plagiarizes their songs and becomes a star.
- Himesh Patel as Jack Malik
- Lily James as Ellie
- Kate McKinnon as Deborah
- Ed Sheeran as Himself
- Ana de Armas as Roxanne
- Lamorne Morris as Stephen
- Sophia Di Martino as Carol
- Joel Fry as Rocky
- Ellise Chappell as Alex
- Harry Michell as Juno
- Camille Chen as Wendy
- Alexander Arnold as Sam
- James Corden as himself
- Sanjeev Bhaskar
- Karl Theobald
- David Lautman as Ringo Starr
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 centre on "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 21 April 2018, with production in the United Kingdom starting on 26 April 2018, with scenes filmed all around Suffolk in Halesworth, Dunwich, Shingle street, Latitude Festival and Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. A casting call was issued for extras in overnight scenes shot immediately after 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 shot on Gorleston Beach in Norfolk in June 2018.
In February 2019, it was announced the title of the film was Yesterday.
The first official trailer of the film was released on 12 February 2019.
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