Ed Skrein will star in the Netflix Original movie I Used to Be Famous

Netflix Original Movie ‘I Used To Be Famous’ Is A Musical Treat: What We Know

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As viewers have seen, Netflix is getting into the feel-good theme these days. In fact, the latest heartwarming Netflix Original movie will be I Used to Be Famous. The movie tells the story of a former pop star who wants to make a comeback in the music world. He teams up with a young autistic drummer to start making music again. Meanwhile, the touching story was previously told in a short film of the same name in 2015. Read on to find out what we know so far about this exciting project.

Netflix Original movie I Used to Be Famous

The new Netflix Original movie stars Ed Skrein (Deadpool, Alita: Battle Angel and Game of Thrones) in the lead. He will appear together with a musician and new addition to acting, Leo Long. Meanwhile, the movie is based on a 2015 short film of the same name written and directed by Eddie Sternberg. In fact, Sternberg is involved in the new project as a writer and is joined by Zak Klein, (Contractor 014352, The Elevator Pitch.)

Scene from the original Shorts TV film I Used to Be Famous
Scene from the original Shorts TV film I Used to Be Famous [Image ShortsTV/YouTube]
The Netflix movie was first announced by ScreenDaily on October 28. Meanwhile, the movie was commissioned for Netflix by Fiona Lamptey, who previously commissioned I Came By and The Wonder. Together with Lampty, the movie will be produced by Forty Foot Pictures that was previously involved in Joseph’s Reel, Earthy Encounters and Coil.

What is the plot of the new movie?

The new Netflix Original movie, I Used to Be Famous, follows the story of Vince, a former pop star who is desperate to make a comeback. After an impromptu jam session with a young autistic drummer, Stevie, an unexpected friendship is sparked between the two misunderstood musicians.

Who is on the cast of I Used to Be Famous?

The Netflix Original movie stars Ed Skrein as Vince. The actor is known for his appearances in Deadpool, Alita: Battle Angel and Game of Thrones. Meanwhile, neurodiverse folk musician Leo Long will star as Stevie, the drummer. Long has succeeded in overcoming many challenges in the music scene and is now trying out acting for the first time.

Other stars in the new movie include The Walking Dead star, Eleanor Matsuura as Amber and Eoin Macken of Le Brea fame as Austin. Meanwhile, Bridgerton star, Lorraine Ashbourne will play the role of Cheryl.

Eleanor Matsuura, Eoin Macken and Lorraine Ashbourne to star in I Used to Be Famous
Eleanor Matsuura @eleanormatsuura / Eoin Macken @eoincmacken / Lorraine Ashbourne Wikimedia

Where does production stand on the Netflix Original movie?

Televisual reports that filming of the Netflix movie I Used to Be Famous kicked off on October 28, 2021. While the streaming channel is yet to announce a release date for the movie, given the start of filming, it will likely drop in the second half of 2022.

Readers, are you intrigued by the new, upcoming Netflix Original movie? Let us know your thoughts by dropping a comment below.

Anne Sewell

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