Another One Direction member is exploring his horizons beyond music as pop musician Zayn Malik has joined the lead voiceover cast who will lend their voices to the forthcoming CG animated family comedy 10 Lives, as Deadline reports. Malik joins a stellar stack of actors, including Bridgerton-star Simone Ashley, and three-time BAFTA winner Mo Gilligan along with Sophie Okonedo and Dylan Llewellyn.
The CG-animated comedy, 10 Lives, will tell the story of “a pampered and selfish cat who takes for granted the lives he has been dealt. After carelessly losing his ninth life, he begs to be given a second chance, an opportunity to show he can learn from his mistakes. Eventually, his wish is granted, but with hilarious stipulations.”
Zayn will also release a soundtrack, “what da cat say?” for 10 Lives, as Variety reports, which sent his massive loyal fanbase into a frenzy on social media!
In the forthcoming film, Zayn Malik actually lends his voice to not one, but two characters, twin brothers Kirk and Cameron, who like to think they are as tough as they come but who, deep down, want nothing more than to please their mum.
Mo Gilligan voices Beckett, the pampered feline with a taste for fine food & lazy days who doesn’t know what’s about to hit him when he begs for a new set of lives. Simone Ashley voices Rose, a dedicated and passionate research student intent on saving the world’s bee population. Sophie Okonedo voices Grace, an ethereal yet no-nonsense woman with the power to grant Beckett his new set of lives, and Dylan Llewellyn is Larry, Rose’s socially uncomfortable lab partner.
The film is directed by Chris Jenkins, known for Duck Duck Goose and produced by Guy Collins and Sean Feeney for 10 Lives Productions Ltd, with casting by Robyn Klein and Jeremy Ross. GFM Animation will present first-look footage at the upcoming American Film Market. The animation studio is L’Atelier Animation in Montreal.
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