Shawn Mendes to star in Ivan Reitman’s ‘Summer of Love’ Musical

Step aside La La Land.

What can’t Shawn Mendes do?

According to THR, The “Treat You Better” singer is making his way onto the big screen in the upcoming movie musical Summer of Love.

The screenplay was written by fellow Canadian Ivan Reitman, who will also be directing the project. Reitman’s production company has paid for the film’s development.

The road-trip movie’s title is believed to reference the summer of 1967. At this time, as many as 100,000 young hippies converged in San Francisco’s Haight-Asbury neighborhood in opposition to the Vietnam War. ’67 was known for iconic musical performances in Northern California. Featured artists include The Who, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.

Summer of Love is not the 18-year-old’s first acting gig. He previously voiced a character in the 2013 animation Underdogs, as well as guest-starred on the CW’s hit show The 100.

In an interview with Larry King last year, Mendes’ opened up about his passion for the profession.

“I love acting, I would really love to act,” he revealed. “I think in the music videos we’re releasing and stuff, you kind of get to see the acting [side of me], but I would love to go and venture into that land.”

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Written by Cayla Masters

Music, pop culture and cheesesteak lover. Follow me on Twitter, @caylamasters

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