Multi-talented artist Zayn Malik is making waves once again, but this time in the world of animation. The former One Direction star is taking on the roles of both a music composer and a voice actor in the upcoming animated film, ’10 Lives.’ In this exciting project, Zayn Malik showcases his creative versatility and is set to perform a duet with ‘Bridgerton’ star Simone Ashley.
Zayn Malik’s involvement in ’10 Lives’ goes beyond just lending his voice; he also serves as the executive music producer for the film. In addition to his music contributions, Zayn takes on the roles of “tough-guy twins” named Cameron and Kirk, with Simone Ashley, who gained fame for her roles in ‘Bridgerton’ and ‘Sex Education,’ voicing the character of a student named Rose.
The plot of ’10 Lives’ revolves around the tale of a pampered and self-centered cat who takes its numerous lives for granted. After carelessly losing its ninth life, the cat desperately seeks a second chance to prove that it can learn from its past mistakes. When the wish for another life is granted, it comes with certain conditions, leading to a heartwarming and insightful journey.
Joining Zayn Malik and Simone Ashley in the voice cast are accomplished actors Bill Nighy and Mo Gilligan. This star-studded ensemble promises an entertaining and emotionally resonant animated feature.
Casting directors and music supervisors, Robyn Klein and Jeremy Ross, expressed their excitement about this unique collaboration. They emphasized the synergy between great films and exceptional songs, highlighting that Zayn’s involvement brings joy, emotion, and depth to the film while underlining its important themes. They see this project as Zayn delivering his absolute best, combining his songwriting, acting, and vocal skills.
Simone Ashley, well-known for her roles in ‘Bridgerton’ and ‘Sex Education,’ adds to the film’s star power with her presence as the voice of Rose.
As Zayn Malik embraces this new venture in animation, he’s also busy working on his fourth studio album, following his previous release, ‘Nobody Is Listening.’ The 30-year-old artist, who shares a daughter named Khai with ex-partner Gigi Hadid, made a comeback with the release of ‘Love Like This’ after a two-year hiatus. In this song, Zayn delves into themes of love and taking risks in relationships. He expressed that his new material explores a different sound and incorporates real-life experiences, signaling an exciting evolution in his music.
‘Love Like This’ not only marks his return but also serves as a summer anthem with a positive and vibrant vibe, showcasing the versatility and growth of Zayn’s musical artistry. With his involvement in ’10 Lives’ and his ongoing work in the music industry, Zayn Malik continues to captivate audiences and prove his artistic prowess in multiple creative domains.
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