Ed Sheeran will portray himself in Danny Boyle’s next film. The film is based around a singer-songwriter who wakes up one morning and discovers he’s the only person in the world who remembers the Beatles, The Associated Press reports.
Richard Curtis wrote the as-yet-untitled movie, while Himesh Patel will star as the budding singer-songwriter. In the film, Sheeran finds Patel’s character, brings him on tour and watches him turn into a superstar, ostensibly by playing the Beatles’ music.
“It’s very clever,” Sheeran said. “They shot it around loads of my gigs. 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.”
Sheeran said he hoped to continue working in Hollywood, noting he’d love to make a musical similar to the 2007 film, Once. “I want to make something like that,” he said. “Something like that where songs dictate the film in a way. I can’t see myself playing an Avenger, you know? I don’t really want to be actor.”