On Friday, October 28, it was announced that Zayn had been cast in the upcoming animated children’s film. 10 lives.
According Deadlinethe CG-animated comedy will tell the story of “a pampered, selfish cat who takes for granted the lives that have been inflicted upon him. After losing his ninth life through neglect, he begs for a second chance, an opportunity to show that he can learn from his mistakes. Finally, his wish is granted but with hilarious stipulations.
Zayn will actually voice not one, but two characters, as twins Kirk and Cameron – a pair of boys whose ultra-tough exteriors hide a deep desire to please their mother. The rest of the cast includes Mo Gilligan, Bridgerton breakout star Simone Ashley, Sophie Okonedo and Dylan Llewellyn of Derry Girls. GFM Animation is expected to present first images of the film at the American Film Market.
This summer, the “Pillowtalk” singer shocked fans by revisiting his One Direction days with an unexpected solo take on the band. Four-era single “Night Changes”. (This moment was actually the second time Zayn had posted a 1D song on Instagram in as many months, having also dusted off the high notes of 2013’s “You & I.” midnight memories in June.)
Zayn’s a capella number even prompted Louis Tomlinson to comment on their tense story in a recent interview, saying, “For me, in those videos, it showed he was thinking. It showed that he was thinking at that time. Of course, at the same time showing off her amazing voice. But that’s why it felt good to me, because it was like, ah, maybe you think of some good times in the band. However, Tomlinson kept it vague about whether he considered Zayn a friend, blaming the decision on his former bandmate.
Learn more about Zayn’s casting in 10 lives here.