Upcoming film depicts one songwriter as the only person on the planet to remember the Fab Four. Heavens!

NME.com announced today that Ed Sheeran will play himself in a Beatles-inspired movie directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis. 

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

The as-yet-untitled film has an expected release date of September 2019, and deals with a singer/songwriter (played by Himesh Patel) who awakens one day to discover he is the only person who remembers the Beatles. Is this a horror flick or what?

"I discover him and take him on tour," says Sheeran of the songwriter. "Then, he gets much bigger than me. It's very clever. I was playing myself, so there wasn't much to mess up."

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