Ed Sheeran in negotiations to star in Danny Boyle's untitled musical comedy

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Before he nearly certainly embarks on filming James Bond 25, with production on that set to start at the end of the year, Danny Boyle will be shooting his thus-far untitled musical comedy.

A source close to Working Title, the studio that is making the film, said: "Everything Ed touches turns to gold." .

Sheeran has made a handful of forays into acting, perhaps most notably through a cameo appearance on Game of Thrones that ended up being one of the more widely derided moments in a mostly well-regarded season.

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Sheeran is also friends with director Curtis, whose previous films include Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral, and his partner Emma Freud.

Ed Sheeran is rumoured to have been cast in a new musical comedy film directed Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis. According to Deadline, the Universal film will also star Lily James and Himesh Patel. Sheeran also has experience contributing music to movies, writing and performing the original song "I See Fire" from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

On the night, he performed an acoustic version of the Beatles' hit In My Life in front of an audience which included the two surviving members of the Fab Four, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

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It's not even clear if he would be the character who wakes up remembering Beatles songs, or if he'd just appear in the movie and someone else would have that role.

Shooting will take place over the summer for a 2019 release.

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