Ed Sheeran is planning a movie and soundtrack

09/03/2017

After just releasing his new album 'Divide' and breaking the record for most streamed album in a day, Ed Sheeran is now planning to make a movie and a soundtrack.

He wants to temporarily move away from music and focus his attention on a Richard Curtis-style film.

”I really want to make a film that I do the soundtrack for and star in – that’s my next thing,” he said. ”I look at a film like Notting Hill and I think that’s like a brilliant benchmark, or Once. So if you were to mix Notting Hill with Once, I would say that would be a good start.”

"I don’t think I will do an album as a soundtrack, but I will definitely put together a soundtrack with a bunch of my songs on it, but I don’t think it will be an album.”

He told The Sun he is in talks with one filmmaker that he really loves and they are going to slowly but surely put something together.

"I would want to cast all unknowns. I want to have low-budget, indie, British-made film."

He is also currently working on a plan to create his own “superpop” boy band.

“I’m gonna put three or four boys together and do all the songs, take them on the stadium tour with me,” he added. 

NME 

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