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Ed Sheeran set to transform into 'homeless crack addict' in new movie
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Ed Sheeran set to transform into 'homeless crack addict' in new movie

The singer has a cameo in the comedy, playing a man with bad habits

Ed Sheeran may be one of the biggest musical artists in the world - with enough cash to last him many lifetimes - but he's not afraid to try new things.

Sheeran has previously featured in Yesterday and Game of Thrones, with his performance in the latter leaving GOT fans a bit divided.

His acting may be far from perfect, but it seems that he doesn't care, and he is reportedly set to play a 'homeless crack addict' in an upcoming movie.

The 32-year-old will feature in the comedy Sumotherhood, alongside the likes of Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz and Kevin Bishop.

He's in love with the shape of you - and crack apparently.
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The Sun quoted a 'movie insider' as saying: "Ed plays this bloke who's not got a home and looks like a crack addict.

"It was filmed a while ago, but work on the movie is almost complete and the hope is it will be out this year.

"The casting makes it an intriguing one and in particular, everyone wants to see Ed.

"He doesn't have a massive part in the film and although fans will recognise him straight away, they've never seen him looking like this."

The film also marks Adam Deacon's return to filmmaking, more than a decade since his 2011 directorial debut Anuvahood.

Having broken out in the 2006 drama Kidulthood, he won the BAFTA Rising Star award in 2012 - beating the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris O'Dowd and Eddie Redmayne to the award.

However, he subsequently stepped back from the limelight after a public battle with mental heath, having been diagnosed as bipolar in 2015.

Deacon stars in the new movie and also wrote it with castmates Jazzie Zonzolo and Michael Vu.

Other cast members include Danny Sapani (Black Panther), Leomie Anderson (Victoria's Secret Fashion Show), London Hughes (London Hughes: To Catch A D**k), Jaime Winstone (Kidulthood), Vas Blackwood (Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels) and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Tina Turner The Musical).

Deacon said he is 'so excited' about the new film.
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Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of filming last year, Deacon said: "We are so excited that this incredible cast are joining the project bringing these wacky and crazy characters to life.

"More than ever, we are celebrating the variety of life in East London in 2022. Both darkly authentic, as well as embracing the vibrant and diverse lifestyle of living in an East London council estate.

"This film is going to be an explosion of fun with action and comedy at every turn, while also hitting some serious subject matters with raw emotion and harsh reality."

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Ed Sheeran, Music