Ed Sheeran Wants To Make "8-Mile" Meets "Notting Hill"-Style Biopic, Quits Twitter
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:13:28
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It's might be time to start getting excited about an Ed Sheeran movie. The ginger balladeer wants to make an biopic about his life that is similar to 8 Mile. He recently told Q, "I want to have an 8 Mile moment but 8 Mile meets Notting Hill. Not gritty like Detroit [where 8 Mile is set] but, like, Ipswich. I've got loads of songs about Ipswich that haven't come out so I could make a soundtrack."
Apparently the idea is actually moving forward as Sheeran recently held a meeting with movie executives about a possible project after his headline set at Glastonbury last month. So it might be time to stop doubting, and just get on board.
Sheeran had previously told The Sun, "I really want to make a film that I do the soundtrack for and star in — that's my next thing. I look at a film like Notting Hill and I think that's like a brilliant benchmark, or Once. So if you were to mix Notting Hill with Once, I would say that would be a good start. I don't think I will do an album as a soundtrack, but I will definitely put together a soundtrack with a bunch of my songs on it, but I don't think it will be an album."
He later added that he was already had some plans and even a director in mind, "I am in talks with one filmmaker that I really f***ing love and we are going to slowly but surely put something together. I would want to cast all unknowns. I want to have low-budget, indie, British-made film."
In other Sheeran-related news, the singer quit Twitter over the weekend. His account still exists but will only post automatically generated tweets from his Instagram account and Ed won't be using it himself. He told The Sun, "I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter's a platform for that. One comment ruins your day. But that's why I've come off it. The head-f*** for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much. I have people like my dad who will have a conversation with me. But I don't need people calling me a whatever."
So you might not be able to catch Ed Sheeran on your mobile or on the net, but, it looks like, he may soon be coming to a theater near you.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff