Ed Sheeran Wants to Make His Own 8 Mile

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Ed Sheeran, your favorite or least favorite English ginger, is reportedly planning on making a biopic about his life.

Back in March Sheeran told the Sun that he would like to star in and soundtrack a movie about his life that would be a mixture of Notting Hill and the indie musical hit Once. But now, in an interview with British music magazine Q, Sheeran has reportedly now thrown in Eminem’s 8 Mile as an inspiration.


“I want to have an 8 Mile moment but 8 Mile meets Notting Hill,” he told the magazine. “Not gritty like Detroit but, like, Ipswich. I’ve got loads of songs about Ipswich that haven’t come out so I could make a soundtrack.”

Did Ed Sheeran have an 8 Mile-style upbringing? Not really. His father is an art historian and his mom is a publicist-turned-jewelry designer. He grew up middle-class in the picturesque, working-class town Framlingham. At one point as a teenager he was homeless and apparently sleeping outside Buckingham Palace, except, whoops, he had to clarify that was an exaggeration.

So I guess Sheeran’s life is sort of 8 Mile-esque if you replace the trailer parks with castles on hills?

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Hazel Cills

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