Ed Sheeran in talks for new Beatles movie

music news 18/04/2018

Ed Sheeran is reportedly in talks to appear in and contribute music to a new Beatles themed film.

Director Danny Boyle's music-themed film is about a man who discovers he's the only one who can remember the Beatles' music.

Sheeran's involvement was reported by Deadline, who said the currently untitled comedy was written by Love Actually's Richard Curtis and has a cast including Lily James, Kate McKinnon and Himish Patel. 

Sheeran is not new to acting and had a cameo appearance on Game of Thrones.

According to the Daily Mail, his involvement in this film will land more on the musical side and he's reportedly contributing songs to the soundtrack, with plans to make "a performance cameo" onscreen.

Sheeran is a big Beatles fan and the film serves as an opportunity to be part of something of large interest to him.

For the producers, it's an opportunity to attach one of the world's biggest singers today to their film. A source told the Daily Mail, "Everything Ed touches turns to gold. He is the biggest hitmaker on the planet. If anyone can make a film about the Beatles songs even better musically, it's him."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock