Danny Boyle For The Beatles Musical Movie

4 March 2018, 12:00

Danny Boyle Trainspotting New York Screening 2017

The Trainspotting filmmaker has joined forces with Richard Curtis for a new film inspired by The Fab Four.

Danny Boyle has teamed up with Richard Curtis to create a new musical movie based on The Beatles' songs.

The 61-year-old filmmaker - who won the Best Director Academy Award for his drama Slumdog Millionaire - has joined forces with the screenwriter, who is best known for his classic British movies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually, to make a new cinematic story inspired by the Liverpool born Fab Four.

The Beatles in 1963

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The Daily Mail reports that Curtis, 61, has penned the script for the musical which has the tentative title All You Need Is Love - the name of the band's 1967 single of the same name - but  Working Title, who are producing the picture, insisted the project is still untitled.

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From what is known at this moment is that the film will tell the story of a struggling musician who thinks he is the only one who remembers The Beatles.

Himesh Patel - best known for playing Tamwar Masood in EastEnders - has been cast as the musician and is so far the only star to be attached to the musical.

Th Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of more than 800 million physical and digital albums worldwide.

As well as their music, the band also starred in a number of films based around their hit songs including 1964 A Hard Day's Night and Help!

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