Richard Curtis has always been a big music fan — it’s played a big part in several of his movies, like Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Pirate Radio. And he’s also been a huge fan of The Beatles. So, for his latest project, he wrote a screenplay about a musician who realizes he’s the only person left on Earth who actually remembers The Fab Four existed. It wasn’t exactly a long and winding road to get Yesterday to the screen, since Curtis also produced the film, and he told us he was so passionate about telling the story because, when it comes to modern music, he thinks it will never get any better than The Beatles. (Click on the media bar below to hear Richard Curtis)
Yesterday opens in theaters on June 28.