Ed Sheeran Rumoured to Join Danny Boyle's Beatles Film

Initial word of Sheeran's involvement comes courtesy of Deadline, where it's reported that the now untitled comedy project - written by Love Actually's Richard Curtis - has already rounded up a cast that includes Lily James, Kate McKinnon and Himish Patel.

An inside source for the film told the newspaper: 'Everything Ed touches turns to gold.

Sheeran appeared in the FX series The Bastard Executioner and had a highly publicized cameo in Game of Thrones last season, a move made on the part of the showrunners to impress Arya Stark actress Maisie Williams who's a self-professed Ed Sheeran superfan. He is the biggest hit-maker on the planet. "If anyone can make a film about the Beatles' songs even better musically, it's him". They said the plot was being kept under wraps, and they didn't know if Sheeran would contribute to the score. The working title is understood to be "All You Need is Love". 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. And now, the - yuck - Daily Mail has broken the news that Ed Sheeran is in talks for a role in the movie. The Daily Mail first reported and Deadline confirmed that Sheeran is in talks to join the cast of Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire filmmaker Danny Boyle's upcoming musical comedy from Working Title.

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