After referring to it for the last two years as the Untitled Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis Beatles inspired musical project, we finally have a title, poster, and trailer for the finished film. Yesterday is the title and that ridiculous grin on your face watching the trailer is Boyle & Curtis weaving their crowd-pleasing magic.
Meet Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), struggling to get his music off the ground in the sleepy seaside town he resides within. Even the support of his childhood friend Ellie (Lilly James) can’t help Jack reach the heights in life he has been dreaming about all his life. However, after a freak global blackout and Jack being involved in a bus accident, he wakes up to discover that The Beatles never existed.
Using the songs of the Fab Four, Jack quickly rises to success but will being super famous and wealthy bring him happiness? Danny Boyle can be somewhat hit and miss with his choices, always watchable, but Yesterday looks like an absolute winner! Also starring Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran, Ana de Armas and Lamorne Morris, Yesterday is released in cinemas on June 28th.
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.