Danny Boyle may have directed a story about a guy who cut off his own arm to survive, and a film that chronicled a zombie-ridden world, but we can’t forget the man also directed the Oscar-winning feel-good movie of the decade Slumdog Millionaire. Now, from the man himself comes another film seemingly similar film called yesterday.
And, man, they are now hiding just how feel-good thing is going to be. It follows a musician who’s been hard at work for man years, never seeming to cut a break. Then one day, he wakes up in a world where, for some reason, The Beatles never existed…and now he has the opportunity to cash in on all the songs he knows by heart. Nothing can go wrong, right?
Holy hell, I love this concept, and it looks all kinds of hilarious and inspiring. Also worth noting that it comes from writer Richard Curtis, who is best known for Love Actually.
Below is the official synopsis for Yesterday:
“Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.
“Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.
“Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.
“Featuring new versions of The Beatles’ most beloved hits, Yesterday is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Love Actually, About A Boy, the Bridget Jones series) alongside Matthew James Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle also produce. Nick Angel and Lee Brazier serve as executive producers.”
So what do you think? Are you on board?
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SOURCE: Universal Pictures