Yesterday Trailer: Danny Boyle’s Beatles-Themed Musical Comedy

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We’ve been hearing about Danny Boyle’s upcoming musical Yesterday for a while now, but this week Universal has finally released the first official trailer. The movie has a pretty unique high concept that imagines a world where no one has heard of The Beatles except of the main character, who becomes a famous musician by recreating their songs. The script was written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually) and it looks like another crowdpleaser in the tradition of many of his previous rom-coms. Himesh Patel (EastEnders) stars in the lead role with a supporting cast that includes Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran, Ana de Armas and James Corden. Yesterday hits theatres on June 28th; check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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  • Jake

    Here’s hoping this utilizes these songs better than Across the Universe did.

  • Oso Jugo

    Why do they keep remaking Keira Knightly? First the girl from Star Wars, and now the girl in this piece of trash.

  • gibson8

    Do you think ‘remaking’ is the same as ‘casting’?.

    Sounds like a terrible idea. The Invention of Lying meets Once.

  • Oso Jugo

    No. It’s joke made up of two parts. First part, all three actresses look virtually identical; combined with second part, Hollywood’s love of remaking things.

  • Matt the Kiwi

    The premise sounded terrible but reading that Danny Boyle was the director got me to watch the trailer and whaddaya know…now I really want to see it. This will confirm, once and for all, that the Beatles are far superior and more iconic than the Rolling Stones in virtually every way.

  • gibson8

    So you mean re-imagining.