While the premise is certainly fun, there's an interesting idea swirling at the center of the movie, which is that would you use the art of someone else if it meant burying your own voice?
He added: "I could see that if it was something they both really believed in, that they might do something like that".
Check out the Yesterday trailer below. And in director Danny Boyle's new film Yesterday, a unusual blackout and a bus accident causes one musician to wake up in a world where The Beatles never existed. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. The film opens June 28th and also stars Kate McKinnon. That might sound bad for music lovers, but it's not a nightmare when he becomes the biggest star in the world singing their songs.
Following EW's big rom-com issue, it feels appropriate to now check in on what Richard Curtis, the beloved screenwriter behind Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, is working on now. 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. Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) takes over as Debra, Jack's American agent who's pumped to get him "the greatest album of all time".
Cinderella star Lily James plays Jack's love interest, who gets left behind in the ensuing madness, while real-life couple Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal play his parents.