Ed Sheeran is getting a biopic about his life and career. The 26-year-old singer/songwriter recently confessed that there’s a movie about him in the works, and he knows what he wants it to feel like. He’s drawing inspiration from Eminem’s gritty film about his life in Detroit, “8 Mile.”
“I want to have an ‘8 Mile’ moment but ‘8 Mile’ meets ‘Notting Hill’,” he said in a recent interview. It’ll be a hard contrast to stitch together as Eminem’s upbringing north of Detroit was very different from anything that happened in the Hugh Grant/Julia Roberts rom-com he mentioned.
“Not gritty like Detroit but, like, Ipswich,” Ed continued, referring to his idyllic hometown northeast of London. Ed knows how different his upbringing was from Eminem’s, even if his “Shape of You” video might not make it seem like it.
“I’ve got loads of songs about Ipswich that haven’t come out so I could make a soundtrack,” Ed added, doubling down on some comments he made in another interview earlier this year.