One strange night there is a worldwide blackout, and down-on-his-luck musician Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is hit by a bus. He wakes to discover that he now appears to be the only person in the entire world who remembers the existence of The Beatles. It doesn't take long for Jack to start getting ideas that could kickstart his new creative life.
Aside from movie newcomer Patel, who started out young on TV with an Eastenders role, Lily James, Kate McKinnon and Ana de Armas make up an ensemble cast that even gives musician Ed Sheeran his most substantial movie role to date. From the information currently released, it seems like more than a self-playing cameo.
With perhaps pop music's greatest catalogue to choose from, there'll be some assured fun right out of the gate, just in the act of sitting in the cinema and guessing which song will be coming next.
Will Yesterday lean more toward Curtis' classic romcom territory or take Danny Boyle's more wry approach towards a music industry satire? Which songs will be covered and how? Will Paul and Ringo show up? We can only wait and see. Yesterday is heading to cinemas 28 June.
|What||Yesterday: Richard Curtis, Danny Boyle and The Beatles come together|
28 Jun 19 – 28 Jun 20, Times vary
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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