Ed Sheeran wants to create a film about Ipswich, and already has songs ready for soundtrack

Ed Sheeran, pictured here at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, wants to produce a film a

Ed Sheeran, pictured here at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, wants to produce a film about Ipswich. Picture: KEVIN WINTER/WireImage.com - Credit: Kevin Winter

Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has plans to create a film about Ipswich, and wants it to be in the style of Eminem’s 8 Mile film.

Ed Sheeran wants to create a film about Ipswich, this is the Ipswich Cornhill. Picture: SARAH LUCY B

Ed Sheeran wants to create a film about Ipswich, this is the Ipswich Cornhill. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The Framlingham singer said he has already written the soundtrack for the film, with songs he hasn’t yet released.

Ed told Q magazine that he wants to it to be a cross between 8 Mile and Notting Hill.

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

•Read the critics reviews of Ed Sheeran’s Glastonbury performance here. There have been rumours about the star producing a film since March, when he told The Sun: “I really want to make a film that I do the soundtrack for and star in - that’s my next thing,”

The Shape of you singer also has a cameo roll lined up in the next series of Game of Thrones.

It has also emerged Ed’s song Shape of you is the most streamed track in the UK of all time and has been played 184 million times since January.

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