Yesterday: What if The Beatles Never Existed?

Sci-Fi film, Yesterday tells a story of a world where the world’s greatest rock band, The Beatles never existed. A band whose career spanned just 10 years created more iconic songs than many bands whose career spanned way longer. Can you amagine a world where these incredible rockstars, John, Paul, George, and Ringo never existed? And their mega hits Revolver, Let It Be, or The White Album? And no one in the universe knew of these classic songs. Just you.

What a world? The film Yesterday is a new musical romantic comedy from director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) and screenwriter Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Pirate Radio). The film which stars Kate McKinnon, Ana de Armas, and Ed Sheeran, establishes a world in which a struggling musician named Jack Malik (Himesh Patel of BBC’s Eastenders) is about to give up on his dreams. He’s struggled for years to break out of his tiny English seaside village, but despite the encouragement of his best friend, Ellie (Lily James of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), his singer-songwriter career has never taken off. That is until a bus accident during a freak blackout removes the two front teeth from his mouth — and The Beatles from the collective memory of the world.

The film will be released on June 28, 2019.

Jack begins to perform classics like “Let It Be” and “Yesterday”, passing them off as his own creations. Understandably, his star skyrockets, but he struggles with the knowledge that his newfound fame is based on someone else’s work, and that superstardom is pushing him farther and farther away from Ellie.

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