Ed Sheeran Rumored to Appear in Upcoming Beatles-Themed Comedy Film

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Having already made cameos in Game Of Thrones and Bridget Jone's Baby, Ed is said to have the "Midas touch" and could finally lay his hands on a leading role in Boyle's musical comedy.

Now Ed Sheeran's Beatles credentials may be improved even further by his appearance in a film about the Fab Four's music. The news comes from the pages of the Daily Mail in the United Kingdom, who say that Sheeran is set to play the new comedy - tentatively titled All You Need Is Love. Sheeran is said to be "in talks" to join the production, which will be directed by Danny Boyle. However, The Mail on Sunday reports that it will be about the music of The Beatles, and the Shape of You singer is in discussions to appear in the project and potentially write new music for it. If casting plans go well - Himesh Patel, the actor who played Tamwar Masood in EastEnders, has been cast to play the up-and-coming musician, Also on board is The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie star Lily James and potentially Kate McKinnon - executives are looking to film this summer. He is the biggest hit-maker on the planet.

Based on the music of The Beatles, the project has a script by Love Actually's Richard Curtis.

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It's unclear whether Sheeran would limit his contribution to an acting role, or if he would contribute to the soundtrack as well.

Sheeran is a fan of the Beatles, and owns a guitar given to him by Sir Paul McCartney, after McCartney was impressed by his rendition of the Beatles' In My Life in a 2014 Grammys tribute to the band.

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