Yesterday, a musical fantasy comedy-drama movie by Danny Boyle, was first announced in 2018. Since then Danny Boyle has been the subject of some press attention after he quit as director for Bond 25. But his work on Yesterday has been mostly well received by critics.
When is Yesterday out in cinemas?
Yesterday will be released in the UK on Friday, June 28, 2019.
The film had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on May 4, 2019.
Since then it toured American film festivals, including Montclair, Chicago, and Seattle.
In many countries, like the Netherlands, Portugal, and Thailand, Yesterday is already out in cinemas.
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What is the plot of Yesterday?
The official synopsis reads: “Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie.
“After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed.
“Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes an overnight sensation with a little help from his agent.”
To include The Beatles’ music in the film, it reportedly cost £7.8 million ($10m).
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Who stars in the cast of Yesterday?
Jack Malik is played by Himesh Patel in his debut film role.
Young Jack is played by Karma Sood, who had an uncredited role in Fighting With my Family and also appeared in King Lear, both in 2018.
Lily James plays Ellie, Jack’s childhood best friend, with a young Ellie portrayed by Jaimie Kollmer.
Kate McKinnon plays Debra Hammer, Jack’s agent described as ‘steel-hearted’.
James Corden and Ed Sheeran both appear as themselves in Yesterday.
Other cast members include Lamorne Morris as Head of Marketing, Sophia Di Martino as Carol, Joel Fry as Rocky, Ellise Chappell as Lucy, Harry Michell as Nick, Camille Chen as Wendy, Alexander Arnold as Gavin, and Karl Theobald as Terry.
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Is there a trailer for Yesterday?
Yes, and you can watch the trailer here at Express.co.uk.
According to Box Office Mojo, Yesterday cost £20.5 million ($26m) to make.
The film is rated 12A in the UK and PG-13 in the USA.
Yesterday is out in UK and US cinemas on Friday, June 28, 2019.