Coronavirus

Is Ed Sheeran Plotting a Move Into Movies?

Ed Sheeran: singer, songwriter, guitarist, movie maker. That final talent may be a reach but don’t rule it out. Sheeran reportedly has his sights set on the silver screen.

The pop star, whose third studio set Divide will make a huge splash when the U.K. albums chart is published this Friday, is said to be keen to cut a film. More specifically a rom-com, a “low-budget, indie,” British-made film with little-known actors and a soundtrack curated by himself.

“I really want to make a film that I do the soundtrack for and star in – that’s my next thing,” he reportedly told British daily The Sun. “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.”

Sheeran’s Divide is off to a great start. All 16 tracks from it are challenging for Top 40 chart positions and his three albums are placed inside the Top 5 on the midweek survey, with Divide leading the survey by a massive margin.

The Englishman is already thinking out loud on future projects. “I don’t think I will do an album as a soundtrack,” The Sun quotes him as saying, “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.”

Sheeran's camp hasn't confirmed or denied the report. Watch this space. 

THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.