Ed Sheeran hoping to make an 8 Mile-style biopic movie
Ed Sheeran has revealed to Q Magazine that he's hoping to make a movie about his life, similar to the 8 Mile movie by Eminem.
Sheeran recently held a meeting with movie executives about the possible project after his headline set at Glastonbury. The British singer-songwriter 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.”
Previously Sheeran had 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.
“I am in talks with one filmmaker that I really fucking 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.”
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