'Yesterday' Beatles movie: Trailer, release date, cast, music and all you need to know

22 February 2019, 12:20

By Sofia Rizzi

The Beatles film 'Yesterday' is set for release in 2019 - here's everything you need to know about the trailer, cast and music of Danny Boyle's latest film.

Imagine a world where The Beatles never existed, but one man remembers all of their music. That's the basis of Yesterday, the new comedy-drama by director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) and screenwriter Richard Curtis (Love Actually).

From the hilarious the stellar cast and celebrity appearances to The Beatles music, here's everything you need to know.

  1. 'Yesterday' release date - when will the film be in cinemas?

    The film will be released in the UK this Summer, on 28 June 2019.

  2. Cast of 'Yesterday' - who will star in the film?

    The film boasts a celebrity cast including Himesh Patel (Eastenders), Lily James (Downton Abbey), Ed Sheeran and James Corden. Original Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr also have cameo appearances in the film.

    The main cast list is as follows:
    Himesh Patel - Jack Malik
    Lily James - Ellie
    Ana de Armas - Roxanne
    Kate McKinnon - Mandi
    James Corden - himself
    Ed Sheeran - himself

  3. Director of 'Yesterday' - who will direct the film?

    James Corden and Himesh Patel in 'Yesterday'
    James Corden and Himesh Patel in 'Yesterday'. Picture: Working Title / Universal

    The renowned British film director Danny Boyle is directing the film, with the screenplay by rom-com genius Richard Curtis. The original story was written by author Jack Barth.

  4. 'Yesterday' plot - what is it all about?

    'Yesterday'
    A struggling musician realises he's the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles and their music. Picture: Working Title / Universal

    The film's poster concisely summarises the plot in three sentences:

    "Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles.

    "Today, only Jack remembers their songs.

    "He's about to become a very big deal."

    The film follows singer-songwriter Jack who gets hit by a bus. When he wakes up from the accident he finds himself in a world where nobody has heard of The Beatles. He steals their songs and finds international success, but in due course has a load of obstacles thrown his way.

  5. 'Yesterday' music - will it use music by The Beatles?

    From the trailer we can see that leading man Jack (Himesh Patel) sings a number of Beatles classics, including 'Yesterday', 'Hey Jude', 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' and ‘Let It Be’.