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The remaining Beatles believe in 'Yesterday,' says film's screenwriter

One measure of actor Himesh Patel's achievement in his starring role in the new romantic comedy "Yesterday" quickly became evident to composer and soundtrack album producer Daniel Pemberton during one of the marketing meetings for the film.

"People said, 'We could have Himesh go out and perform live,' and I had to point out, 'You do realize that Himesh has never performed live for anyone, except on the film set?'" Pemberton said. "He's not a pop star. Ed Sheeran (who portrays himself in the movie) has been doing it for 20 years; he's learned all the tricks. Himesh has only been at it for nine months."

Indeed, Patel himself was worried

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