Imagine waking up after an accident to a world where nobody remembers The Beatles but you and Ed Sheeran is your music mentor. This is the premise for the highly-anticipated comedy “Yesterday” and Universal Pictures revealed the first trailer for the film.
“Yesterday” is directed by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “127 Hours”) and is written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Love Actually”).
Per the film’s IMDB synopsis, “a struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles." Watching the trailer (attached above), Jack (played by Eastenders' Hamish Patel) is involved in an accident after a global blackout. To his shock, he wakes up as the only person on the planet who remembers the legendary Fab Four.
Jack proceeds to use the unfathomable situation to his advantage and launches a huge music career by passing off The Beatles songs as his own. Kate McKinnon (“SNL”) stars as Jack’s manager, Mandi. “Beauty and the Beast” and “Downton Abbey” star Lily James will play Jack’s love interest, Ellie, and Emmy-winning talk show host James Corden also appears as himself, as Jack becomes a guest on “The Late Late Show.”
Ed Sheeran notably stars in the movie and appears in the clip introducing Jack as a musical opener at a packed live show. The “Castle on the Hill” singer-songwriter is also seen giving him career advice, in which he ironically suggests an alternate song title, “Hey Dude,” for one of the biggest songs of all time “Hey Jude.”
Sheeran notably had a small screen role on “Game of Thrones” in 2017 as well as the 2016 film “Bridget Jones’s Baby.” Furthermore, he has multiple songwriting credits on film soundtracks including penning the original song “All of the Stars” for the 2016 teen drama “The Fault in Our Stars" and the song "I See Fire" for the 2013 film "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug."
Fans of Sheeran, The Beatles, and Richard Curtis’ heartfelt dramedies will undoubtedly be excited to see this film premiere this summer, with a slated U.S. theatrical release of June 28.
Watch the full “Yesterday” film trailer from Universal Pictures above and stay tuned to AXS for Ed Sheeran updates.