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Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal.
Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed… and he finds himself with a very complicated problem indeed.
Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra, Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie - the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.
A rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.
Official Selection Tribeca Film Festival 2019 - Closing Night Gala - World premiere


Type of film
Running Time
112 mins
Danny Boyle
Bernard Bellew, Tim Bevan, Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis, Eric Fellner, Matthew James Wilkinson,
Executive Producer
Nick Angel, Lee Brazier, Erik Baiers
Jon Harris
Jack Barth (story), Richard Curtis (story, screenplay)
Director of Photography
Christopher Ross
Production Designer
Patrick Rolfe
Daniel Pemberton
Principal Cast
Lily James, Himesh Patel, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran, Ana de Armas, Lamorne Morris, Sophia Di Martino, Joel Fry, Harry Michell

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Last updated 2nd May 2019

Production Company

A Working Title Films (UK), Universal Pictures (US) production

Working Title Films
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