If I say the names John, Paul, George and Ringo, most people immediately know who I’m talking about. But what if The Beatles had never become the most popular rock group of all time? That’s the premise of the new film, Yesterday.
The movie centers around struggling musician Jack Malik, played by Himesh Patel (above), who gets hit by a car and wakes up to find that nobody remembers The Beatles. As the only person in the world who knows their songs, Jack decides to pass off the Fab Four’s hits as his own, setting off a tsunami of success and dilemmas.
Directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), Yesterday opens in theaters on June 28th. One of the highlights in the trailer below is a cameo by real-life pop star Ed Sheeran, who suggests that the title of “Hey Jude” should be something else.