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.
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) 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.
Danny Boyle is a film director from Manchester, England. His acclaimed works include the 1996 cult classic Trainspotting and 2009's Slumdog Millionaire, which won eight Oscars® including Best Picture; he has also won seven BAFTA awards. Boyle began his career in theater as artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs and later as deputy director of the Royal Court Theatre. He made his directorial debut on television before his first feature film, 1994's Shallow Grave. Outside of film, he revisited the stage with his direction of the Royal National Theatre's 2011 adaptation of "Frankenstein" and served as artistic director of the opening ceremony at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
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- Director: Danny Boyle
- Principal Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon
- Country: United Kingdom
- Year: 2019
- Running Time: 112 minutes
- Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Bernie Bellew, Matthew James Wilkinson, Richard Curtis, Danny Boyle
- Screenplay: Richard Curtis
- Cinematographers: Christopher Ross
- Editors: Jon Harris
- Website: Official Film Website
- Filmography: T2 Trainspotting (2017); Steve Jobs (2015); Trance (2013); 127 Hours (2010); Slumdog Millionaire (2008); Sunshine (2007); Millions (2004); 28 Days Later (2002); The Beach (2000); A Life Less Ordinary (1997); Trainspotting (1996); Shallow Grave (1994)
- Language: English
- Format: DCP
- US Distributor: Universal Pictures