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Musicians / rock music and concerts
Rock star / stardom
Music in the Bible
Himesh Patel … Jack Malik
Lily James … Ellie Appleton
Sophia Di Martino … Carol
Ellise Chappell … Lucy
Meera Syal … Sheila Malik
Harry Michell … Nick
Vincent Franklin … Brian
Joel Fry … Rocky
Michael Kiwanuka … Micheal Kiwanuka
Karma Sood … Young Jack
Gus Brown … Marcus The Dentist
Sanjeev Bhaskar … Jed Malik
Karl Theobald … Terry
Alexander Arnold … Gavin
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Working Title Films [Great Britain]
Etalon Film [Russia]
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles.
Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.
Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mama Miae We Go Again). 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.
Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.”
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