What does Shawn Mendes have in widespread with a crocodile? Effectively, he voices one within the upcoming movie Lyle, Lyle Crocodile.
The primary trailer dropped Wednesday, giving followers their first glimpse of Shawn as Lyle, a beloved scarf-clad croc. The trailer opens with Constance Wu‘s character, Mrs. Primm, discovering a singing Lyle in a bubble bathtub — and whereas she’s suspicious of the large, bipedal crocodile, her son Josh, performed by Winslow Fegley, isn’t.
“What was actually superb was that Lyle as a personality solely sings, so I felt actually comfy taking part in his character,” Shawn tells Individuals of his new film function. “I used to be capable of do what I do greatest, plus I relate to his story and his character a lot it felt pure.”
“After I was approached to assist make the music for the difference of such a traditional e-book, it was a no brainer and simply such a enjoyable departure from what I’m used to,” added the Grammy winner.
“Making music for a movie like this with them was such an inspiring course of,” Shawn says of engaged on the movie. “The toughest half although is that when you find yourself singing for a movie as a substitute of your personal album, you actually must ace the nuances of the emotion behind each lyric and each notice and match it to how the character shall be portraying it on display screen. That was a studying expertise.”
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, based mostly on the beloved kids’s e-book, facilities on Lyle’s friendship with Josh. Though the crocodile can not discuss, he helps Josh come out of his shell and alter to New York Metropolis life. Sadly, some individuals consider Lyle shouldn’t be round individuals and attempt to seize him.
The movie contains authentic songs from Shawn and is ready to debut in theaters, October 7.
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