The movie comes From Academy Award®-winning director DANNY BOYLE (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) 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 Award winner KATE MCKINNON, TV’s Saturday Night Live), and his kind-but-wildly-unreliable roadie Rocky (JOEL FRY, HBO’s Game of Thrones), 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 and new life closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.
Featuring new versions of The Beatles’ most beloved hits, Yesterday is produced by Working Title’s TIM BEVAN and ERIC FELLNER (Love Actually, About a Boy, the Bridget Jones series) alongside MATTHEW JAMES WILKINSON (Kaleidoscope, Double Date) and BERNARD BELLEW (Les Misérables, T2 Trainspotting). Curtis and Boyle also produce.