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Ed Sheeran rumoured to be starring in new Danny Boyle film shot in Norfolk and Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 08:24 25 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:24 25 April 2018

Ed Sheeran is rumoured to be in the film . Picture: Greg Williams

Ed Sheeran is rumoured to be in the film . Picture: Greg Williams

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A hotly-tipped new film about The Beatles, which is rumoured to star Ed Sheeran, is about to be shot in Norfolk and Suffolk, publicists have said.

Danny Boyle is directing the film. Picture PA Wire/Press Association Images Danny Boyle is directing the film. Picture PA Wire/Press Association Images

Working Title Film said it would be shooting in our region to “take advantage of the fantastic locations both counties have to offer”.

Plot details have yet to be confirmed – though the film is reportedly set to star the Suffolk singer in a world where The Beatles never existed.

Made by Danny Boyle, who directed Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, in partnership with Richard Curtis, who wrote Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and owns a home in Walberswick, the film has been tentatively titled All You Need is Love.

Documents show two days of filming will be taking place in Halesworth on May 1 and 2 at the Campus Site and Thoroughfare Car Park.

Richard Curtis. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire Richard Curtis. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

It has also been rumoured a Lowestoft high school could feature in the film and across the county border students at Acle Academy have already taking part in a casting photoshoot, with the school a confirmed location, and the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston has been in discussions with the film company.

It is thought hospital staff could play extras.

Working Title Films, which has made more than 100 movies including Fargo, Les Misérables and The Theory of Everything, is yet to confirm whether Ed Sheeran has signed on the dotted line.

Sasha Gibson, a publicist for the film, said: “We will be shooting in Suffolk and Norfolk, taking advantage of the fantastic locations both counties have to offer.”

Other stars lined-up for the film include Cinderella’s Lily James, EastEnders actor Himesh Patel, and Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon.

Sheeran is becoming a regular fixture on film and television 
sets.

His first major film role came in 2016, when the singer played himself for a cameo in Bridget Jones’s Baby – and was praised by his co-star Renee Zellweger who said he was a “delight” to work worth.

The singer also appeared as 
a Lannister soldier for last 
year’s series seven premier 
of fantasy drama Game of Thrones.

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