Ed Sheeran will play Ed Sheeran in a new film about Ed Sheeran from the director of Trainspotting
The film is also, somehow, about The Beatles.
If you like Ed Sheeran... then... good for you.
We're not here to judge you (to your face).
But even Ed Sheeran fans must find this a little... self-indulgent.
This isn't like Eminem playing a version of himself in 8 Mile.
This is Ed Sheeran playing Ed Sheeran, but not in a documentary, and not in a funny making-fun-of-himself kind of way like, well, like Eminem did in This Is 40, or like... well... like Eminem did in The Interview.
Nope, according to Pitchfork, the film will star Himesh Patel (Eastenders) as a musician who wakes up one day to discover that he is the only person on the planet who remembers the Beatles. Sheeran (playing himself) then discovers Patel’s character and takes him on tour.
"They shot [the film] around loads of my gigs," Sheeran said of the filming process. "So it was a very intense two months. Because I would have four days of gigging and then three days of shooting a film. I was playing myself, so I don’t think I was that bad. There wasn’t much to [mess] up."
The currently-untitled movie is due for release in September 2019, and was written by Richard Curtis (About Time, Four Weddings & A Funeral), and directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later).
The thing is though, Boyle was lined up to direct the next James Bond movie until quite recently, when there was talk of creative differences and he left the project. Considering the Bond movie was due out in October 2019, just one month after this Sheeran Does Sheeran project... makes you think...