Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Yesterday Is the Beatles Movie of My Dreams

Yesterday Is the Beatles Movie of My Dreams

The idea is that a bloke gets hit by a bus and wakes in a world which is identical to his previous one, only in the new one, The Beatles were never a thing.

On the strength of classic songs like "Let It Be", "Hey Jude" and of course, "Yesterday", the young musician rises to worldwide stardom and takes the musical adventure of a lifetime. Here's the first trailer for Yesterday, director Danny Boyle's film about what might happen if suddenly nobody remembered the Beatles - except one guy.

Following EW's big rom-com issue, it feels appropriate to now check in on what Richard Curtis, the beloved screenwriter behind Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, is working on now.


He added: "I could see that if it was something they both really believed in, that they might do something like that". That might sound bad for music lovers, but it's not a nightmare when he becomes the biggest star in the world singing their songs. Here's the logline: Jack Malik 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).

Interesting concept, no? I mean, who wouldn't pass off any of The Beatles' hits as their own given the chance? Today, only Jack remembers their songs. 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.

The film will open in theaters on June 28. John Lennon was shot dead in 1980, while George Harrison died in 2001.

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