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Ed Sheeran in talks to play lead role in movie

scandal 17/04/2018

So, this is interesting! Ed Sheeran is inexplicably in talks to take a leading role in a huge Hollywood hit written by Richard Curtis, the man who brought us Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill.

Just when you thought the proposition couldn’t get any more British, turns out the film is about The Beatles, pride of the United Kingdom’s musical history.

The new comedy follows the story of a man who wakes up one day to find he is the only person who can remember the songs of The Beatles.

It's understood Sheeran will appear on screen and write new music for the film, which will also include Beatles hits.

A source close to Working Title, the studio making the film, said:

"Everything Ed touches turns to gold. He is the biggest hit-maker on the planet. If anyone can make a film about the Beatles songs even better musically, it’s him."

Sheeran is known to be a massive fan of the band. In 2014, he took part in a Grammys tribute to mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

He performed an acoustic version of In My Life for a star-studded audience including Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

McCartney was so impressed with the performance, he later sent Sheeran a guitar signed: ‘For Ed, who is brilliant.’