“Imagine a world where nobody remembers The Beatles except you.” These words decorate the intro to a new clip from Universal Pictures‘ “Yesterday,” from Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle.
In a new clip, Jack (Himesh Patel) strums the guitar and sings the titular song made famous from the British group, only to realize the others at his table don’t know the existence of the band. In fact, Jack finds himself in an existence where The Beatles never existed, leaving him to perform and introduce this greatness to the world around him. Danny Boyle, who won the Academy Award for directing “Slumdog Millionaire,” returns to the chair for this musical drama.
The film synopsis:
In Yesterday, Himesh Patel is Jack Malik, a struggling singer-songwriter whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the support and devotion of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). When Jack wakes up after a freak accident to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed
Himesh Patel is better known for his role in the British television series “EastEnders.” “Yesterday” marks his debut in a feature film. The rest of the cast includes Lily James, Lamorne Morris, Ed Sheeran, James Corden, Camilla Rutherford and Sanjeev Bhaskar. The film world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival as the closing night screening to mixed reactions. The screenplay is written by Richard Curtis (“Mamma Mia Here We Go Again!,” “About Time”) and Jack Barth (“The Fabulous Picture Show”).
“Yesterday” is produced by Etalon Film and Working Title Films. Universal Pictures is distributing theatrically. Check out the new clip for Boyle’s latest below! The film releases in theaters June 23.