Shawn Mendes to make his movie debut.
Before Vine shut down, it launched Shawn Mendes to stratospheric super stardom. The 18-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter is currently performing in Asia on his Illuminate World Tour, but once the show life wraps up in Mexico in September, Mendes will focus on another massive project: starring in Ivan Reitman's musical Summer of Love.
As The Hollywood Reporter points out, Reitman, who is a fellow Canadian, is currently shopping the project to studios.
They report, "While plot details are being kept under wraps, the title is believed to reference the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people, mostly young hippies, converged in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in opposition to the Vietnam War. The summer was known for iconic musical performances in Northern California by such artists as The Who, The Grateful Dead, The Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Byrds. The pic is described as a road-trip movie."
After the wild success of La La Land, it's no wonder studio execs are sinking their teeth into new originals. Plus, Mendes certainly has the fanbase to attract a major audience. Sounds like a match made in heaven.