Ed Sheeran: singer, songwriter, guitarist, movie maker. That final talent may be a reach but don't rule it out. Sheeran reportedly has his sights set on the silver screen.
The pop star, whose third studio set Divide will make a huge splash when the U.K. albums chart is published this Friday, is said to be keen to cut a film. More specifically a rom-com, a "low-budget, indie," British-made film with little-known actors and a soundtrack curated by himself.
"I really want to make a film that I do the soundtrack for and star in - that's my next thing," he reportedly told British daily The Sun. "I look at a film like Notting Hill and I think that's like a brilliant benchmark, or Once. So if you were to mix Notting Hill with Once, I would say that would be a good start."
Sheeran's Divide is off to a great start. All 16 tracks from it are challenging for Top 40 chart positions and his three albums are placed inside the Top 5 on the midweek survey, with Divide leading the survey by a massive margin.
The Englishman is already thinking out loud on future projects. "I don't think I will do an album as a soundtrack," The Sun quotes him as saying, "but I will definitely put together a soundtrack with a bunch of my songs on it, but I don't think it will be an album."
Sheeran's camp hasn't confirmed or denied the report. Watch this space.