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Monday, July 15, 2019
All four Beatles were meant to appear in Yesterday film

In a monster feature interview with Empire Magazine, Yesterday screenwriter Richard Curtis revealed scenes with all four Beatles members were filmed, but only John Lennon's made the theatrical cut. Curtis wanted to go a step further, with two more scenes featuring the other three members of the Beatles.

Source: Mixdown Magazine
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Beatles catalog gets boost from Yesterday

A number of Beatles songs have re-entered the Billboard charts thanks to the release of the Beatles-themed film Yesterday. Per Billboard, the following five Beatles tracks are ranked within the top 20 of their Hot Rock Songs chart, Here Comes The Sun, Let It Be, Yesterday, Hey Jude and Come Together.

Source: WROR FM, Boston
Friday, July 5, 2019
Every Beatles Easter egg and reference in Yesterday

Yesterday doesn't just feature the songs of The Beatles, the film also includes several Easter eggs and references to the legendary band's career. In addition to the 16 Beatles songs, others are referenced in the dialogue. Screen Rant has compiled every Beatles reference and Easter egg they caught in the film.

Source: Screen Rant
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Yesterday dodges real implications of a Beatle-less world

There were musicians, wildly popular ones, before the Beatles, but none approached their worldwide multimedia explosion. A world without the Beatles would be a vastly different one, socially and culturally. It's a world that the new movie Yesterday and its director Danny Boyle largely dare not to imagine.

Source: Post and Courier, Charleston
Monday, July 1, 2019
What the surviving Beatles thought of the Yesterday movie

Called "a total joy of a film that cements Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis as master storytellers of our time," Yesterday explores the pursuit of fame through fresh eyes and a determined heart. Apparently, director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Richard Curtis sent the film to the surviving members of The Beatles.

Source: Cinema Blend
Can a Beatles fan believe in Yesterday

Yesterday is a movie full of existential questions: What if the Beatles never happened? What if nobody knew their songs? And what if we heard their songs now for the first time? The plot of Yesterday is basically, "I'm just a Sexy Sadie, standing in front of a Hey Jude, asking him to And I Love Her."

Source: Rolling Stone
Friday, June 28, 2019
Review: Yesterday, a Beatles what-if story

What a clever premise for a film: Everyone but our hero wakes up never knowing The Beatles. Himesh Patel is hugely convincing in his effort to relearn the most valuable songbook in history. The songs are recorded live, adding immediacy to the music scenes. The film opens today in theaters everywhere.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
You can download a free graphic novel similar to Yesterday film

The new movie Yesterday about a man who wakes up to discover the Beatles never were, shares a similar plot with a 2011 graphic novel. One of the book's creators, David Blot, is now giving away the volume as a free digital download. It was published in September 2011, and a second volume was planned but never completed.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Review: Yesterday proves too clumsy for its clever conceit

Like a lot of surreal comic fantasies, Yesterday just invites you to shrug and go along with its cheerfully ridiculous premise. I was glad to do so, up to a point. The lead actor, Himesh Patel, has an engaging presence and a lovely singing voice. But the movie is directed with uncharacteristic blandness by Danny Boyle.

Source: NPR
Review: Himesh Patel masters the Beatles in Yesterday

Himesh Patel wasn't always a Beatles fan. Growing up, he preferred indie rock and Bollywood. That has now changed, says the actor, showing off a pair of Yellow Submarine novelty socks. He said, "I had to be respectful but not reverent to the originals, and have some element of originality because, of course, they don't exist."

Source: Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Is Paul McCartney in the new Yesterday movie?

The new movie Yesterday touches upon the power of The Beatles in creative and exciting fashion, so it's possible that a certain musical icon could drop by to surprise fans. Some celebrity superstars appear as themselves, most notably pop megastar, Ed Sheeran. But is one of the men behind the original music set to steal the show?

Source: HITC
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Star of Beatles-inspired film takes to Cavern Club replica stage

The star of Danny Boyle's new Beatles-inspired film Yesterday has taken to the stage in a replica of The Cavern Club to perform some of the Fab Four's songs. Himesh Patel, who plays struggling musician Jack in the film, made a surprise appearance at The Beatles Story museum on Liverpool's Albert Dock on Thursday evening.

Source: The Independent, Ireland
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Beatles film Yesterday will close this year's Sydney Film Festival

Yesterday, a comedy that imagines a world where The Beatles never existed, has been announced as the Closing Night Film of this year's Sydney Film Festival. Closing Night celebrations will be held at the State Theatre on Sunday June 16. Critics described Yesterday as "a glowing tribute to The Beatles and their music."

Source: Flicks, Australia
Danny Boyle feared Yesterday movie might upset The Beatles

Danny Boyle said he was concerned that his new movie, Yesterday, would leave the surviving members of the Beatles, or the late members' widows, feeling "triggered or upset." But, he said, "I got really lovely letters from Ringo and Olivia. I can't talk about it except to say it was very special for me."

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Video: New extended clip from Beatles film Yesterday

A new clip from the Beatles-themed film Yesterday is now available and features actor Himesh Patel singing a beautiful rendition of the iconic Beatles tune "Yesterday." Yesterday centers struggling singer-songwriter Jack Malik who wakes up to find the Beatles never existed. The film hits theaters on June 28.

Source: KKLZ FM, Las Vegas
Friday, April 19, 2019
How Danny Boyle made The Beatles disappear onscreen

The film about a struggling singer-songwriter who discovers that he's the only person who remembers the Beatles, will be one of several musical films taking center stage at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. The director talks about casting his lead, his favorite song by the Fab Four and re-creating their rooftop concert.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Yesterday director reveals how he found his Beatles singer

After agreeing to helm the Beatles-themed movie "Yesterday", director Danny Boyle set out on a search across the UK to find a lead that could "play an everyday bloke" while also appearing to be a "big star," an actor who could both pay proper tribute to The Beatles music while also giving the songs a unique twist.

Source: International Business Times
Thursday, March 14, 2019
World premiere of Danny Boyle's Yesterday to close Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced that Danny Boyle's anticipated film "Yesterday" will world premiere at the festival's closing night on May 4. Himesh Patel stars as struggling songwriter Jack Malik in the movie, in which a global blackout wipes the world's memory of The Beatles and all of their songs, except for Jack's.

Source: AM New York
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Author says Danny Boyle's Beatles film plot has similarities to his book

Australian Nick Milligan claims the new trailer for Danny Boyle film Yesterday has a similar plot to that of his own novel "Enormity", which depicts the tale of a deep space traveler who lands on a planet similar to Earth. There, he begins to notice a difference, in that the people on this planet have never heard of The Beatles.

Source: Far Out Magazine
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Trailer now online for new film that imagines world without the Beatles

A film based on the premise that a struggling musician is the only person who remembers The Beatles is coming to theaters on June 28. Yesterday stars Himesh Patel as the musician, Kate McKinnon, Lily James and superstar musician Ed Sheeran. A trailer for the film was released today, it can be viewed online.

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