WHO’S IN IT?
Himesh Patel (film debut), Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), Kate McKinnon (The Spy Who Dumped Me), Ed Sheeran (Bridget Jones’s Baby), Lamorne Morris (Game Night), Sophia Di Martino (Black Pond), Joel Fry (Benjamin), Ellise Chappell (film debut), Harry Michell (Chubby Funny), Camille Chen (Sexless), Alexander Arnold (David Brent: Life On The Road), Sanjeev Bhaskar (Paddington 2), Meera Syal (Anita &Me), Karl Theobald (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), director, producer; Richard Curtis (Love Actually), writer, producer; Bernard Bellew (T2 Trainspotting), Tim Bevan (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Eric Fellner (About Time) and Matthew James Wilkinson (Double Date), producers; Daniel Pemberton (Steve Jobs), composer; Christopher Ross (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll), cinematographer; Jon Harris (127 Hours), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Jack Malik (Patel) is a struggling songwriter who, after a freak bus accident, suddenly wakes up in a world where The Beatles never existed. As the only person left who knows their songs, he soon strikes it big and eventually becomes a worldwide phenomenon – but as his star rises, he risks losing the support and affection of his lifelong friend Ellie (James), which causes him to decide whether he should continue his newfound fame, or conclude that all he needs is love…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis team up for this crowd-pleasing musical that plays around with one very simple, but endlessly creative, question: what if The Beatles never existed?