Fab four film documents struggling musician’s unorthodox rise to fame

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Fab four film documents struggling musician’s unorthodox rise to fame

This is Himesh Patel's first leading role in a major film.

This is Himesh Patel's first leading role in a major film.

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This is Himesh Patel's first leading role in a major film.

Courtesy of Creative Commons

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This is Himesh Patel's first leading role in a major film.

Gianni Zorrilla, Life and Arts Editor

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“Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away,” sings Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town. Little does he know, a wild chain of events are soon to shake up his world, pushing troubles farther than they’ve ever been.

The trailer for director Danny Boyle’s upcoming British musical comedy “Yesterday” was recently released and has since sparked nostalgic joy and anticipation among the public.

Following an unusual global blackout during which he is hit by a bus, Malik’s ordinary life is altered into a dimension devoid of his favorite band: The Beatles. John, Paul, George and Ringo are suddenly erased from history— in the minds of everyone but him, at least.

What begins as simple performances of their songs quickly escalates into Malik plagiarizing their most famous work, taking full credit and becoming a world renowned musician as a result.

Lily James plays Malik’s childhood friend and distraught love interest Ellie, while Kate McKinnon plays his intense booking agent. There is even an appearance by Ed Sheeran. The fab four favorites covered throughout the movie will surely have fans twisting and shouting, or at least humming along in their reclining movie seats.

This film looks promising for both Beatles lovers and movie-goers alike, and is set to draw in crowds just as diverse as its casting. Will it live up to its trailer’s intriguing concept on the big screen? We’ll see. Tomorrow never knows, after all.

“Yesterday” is set to release on June 28.