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Nearly 7,500 people apply to be extras for Danny Boyle movie

PUBLISHED: 12:56 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:56 16 May 2018

Director Danny Boyle during the shooting of his new film, in the Halesworth. Picture Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Director Danny Boyle during the shooting of his new film, in the Halesworth. Picture Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Nearly 7,500 people have applied to be extras in a Danny Boyle film being shot on a Norfolk beach, only 24 hours after the call went out to fill the 5,000 spots.

Danny Boyle has been spotted filming at Booker Cash and Carry in Lowestoft. Photo: Nick Butcher.Danny Boyle has been spotted filming at Booker Cash and Carry in Lowestoft. Photo: Nick Butcher.

The thousands of extras are needed for a concert scene which is being filmed on Gorleston beach on Wednesday, June 27.

The film, which also stars Suffolk pop superstar Ed Sheeran, has been written by Richard Curtis and is understood to be set in a world where The Beatles never existed.

Curtis’s long-term partner, writer and broadcaster Emma Freud tweeted on Tuesday: “Yesterday we tweeted our search for 5000 people who are happy to be unpaid concert spectators for the film we’re making with Danny Boyle.

“Today we registered the 7,400th person! Twitter - you are INCREDIBLE. Thank you everyone who tweeted it. After 24 hours we are full!”

Earlier this month, the film-makers were seen in Halesworth and Gorleston Ocean Room.

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