Ed Sheeran has reportedly been cut from the upcoming Ron Howard Beatles flick The Beatles: Eight Days A Week.
Despite having successfully appeared in a number of small screen productions, The Mirror has reported that the singer has been left disappointed as his scenes in the movie have been edited out in a bid to make room for more Beatles-focused moments.
A source told The Sun: “Ed had recorded a segment for the film, but it failed to make the final cut along with a load of other talking heads by Ron who wanted to make more time for The Beatles themselves.”
Paul @ringostarrmusic and @realronhoward photographed at a promotional day at @abbeyroadstudios on Wednesday 14th September on the eve of the cinematic release of the new Ron Howard documentary #thebeatleseightdaysaweek They will attend the premiere in London’s #LeicesterSquare tonight with the film also opening worldwide @thebeatles #TheBeatlesPremiere #PaulMcCartney #RingoStarr #JohnLennon #GeorgeHarrison #TheBeatles Photo credit: MPL Communications/Charlie Gray
According to the source, the Thinking Out Loud singer “will be gutted” by the decision as he has huge time for The Beatles, particularly Sir Paul McCartney from whom he has a signed guitar.
They said: “Ron had to be ruthless, but Ed will be gutted. He’s crazy about The Beatles and has grown really close to Paul over the past couple of years, even introducing him to his dad.”
Thankfully fans of Ed will still be able to find him in their local cinemas as he makes his much talked about cameo appearance in Bridget Jones’s Baby.