What if the world never heard of The Beatles, but for some reason you were the only one who did and could actually play their iconic songs. That’s the exact premise of this charming musical comedy from Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle and Love Actually producer Richard Curtis. Yesterday is a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.
Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.
Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra (Kate McKinnon), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.
Yesterday features new versions of The Beatles’ most beloved hits. It arrives in theaters on June 28. Check out the trailer below.