Ed Sheeran to star in Danny Boyle’s next movie

Ed Sheeran will star in Danny Boyle’s next movie.

The singer-songwriter turned actor will play himself in Boyle’s upcoming feature. The film is about a songwriter who wakes up one morning to learn that he is the only person left in the whole world who remembers The Beatles.

The Beatles’ inspired story was written by Richard Curtis. Himesh Patel will play the lead and Sheeran will find Patel’s character and bring him along on tour. Patel will then become a superstar by playing the Beatles’ music. It sounds far out but equally, brilliant.

“It’s very clever,” said Sheeran. “They shot it around loads of my gigs. So it was a very intense two months. Because I would have four days of gigging and then three days of shooting a film. I was playing myself, so I don’t think I was that bad. There wasn’t much to [mess] up.”

The currently untitled movie will be Ed Sheeran’s first major acting role. Production and release dates are yet to be confirmed.