The Mail On Sunday reports that the singer-songwriter will appear in a new musical comedy project directed by Trainspotting‘s Boyle and written by Notting Hill‘s Curtis. It’s thought to be tentatively titled All You Need Is Love.
The film’s plot is described as being “about a man who wakes up one day to find he is the only person who can remember the songs of The Beatles”.
According to the report, Sheeran will make an onscreen cameo in the movie, as well as providing original music to the soundtrack.
“Everything Ed touches turns to gold,” a source told the paper. “If anyone can make a film about the Beatles’ songs even better musically, it’s him.”
Sheeran is a known fan of The Beatles, having once performed an acoustic cover of ‘In My Life’ in front of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (see footage of that below). McCartney later sent Sheeran a signed guitar with the message: “For Ed, who is brilliant.”
“Your story is bollocks, I have done lots of work in the past for [homeless charities] Crisis and Shelter and would never build railings outside my home for that reason,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram.
“The reason was to keep the paps that you employ from being on my doorstep. Have a good day”.