Having pulled out of Bond (think we’d better rephrase that) ….after leaving the Bond25 production Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle joins celebrated screenwriter Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) for new comedy, Yesterday, starring Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Baby Driver), Himesh Patel (BBC’s EastEnders, Damned) and Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters, The Spy Who Dumped Me).
The Yesterday trailer features a struggling musician who realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles hence the film’s title. Based on a story by Jack Barth, who has written a lot of TV but the screenplay is written by Richard Curtis. Now we’re big fans of Mr Curtis having written sketches for seminal 80’s TV comedy show ‘Not the 9 O Clock news’ he then went on to write the Blackadder series before hitting movie gold with ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. If there’s one thing we’d like him to do is to write another film for Rowan Atkinson in the lead. Now as cynical as we are one of our favourite Christmas films is, ‘Love, Actually’ with its stories of the power of love and Yesterday looks to follow in the same vein with its Beatles song title though frankly if it was an autobiographical film about the Deputy Editor’s ex-wife then we’d suggest, ‘I am the Walrus’…….but we digress.
With yet another film appearance from Ed Sheeran, who popped up in the last Bridget Jones film, this was originally to be called ‘All you need is love’ before the producers finally settled on Yesterday.
YESTERDAY will be produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner (Darkest Hour, Bridget Jones’s series) alongside Matt Wilkinson (Kaleidoscope) and Bernie Bellew (Steve Jobs). Curtis and Boyle will also produce.
Yesterday is released on 28th June 2019 in the UK and on 13th September 2019 in the US
Here’s the Yesterday trailer…….