Mendes to make acting debut with Summer of Love
Singer Shawn Mendes will make his silver screen acting debut with filmmaker Ivan Reitman's upcoming musical Summer of Love. Mendes, an 18-year-old Canadian, is best known for his singles like 'Stitches' and 'Treat you better'. Reitman enlisted Mendes to star in the project, which is currently in pre-production stage, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
While plot details of the film are being kept under wraps, the title is believed to be a reference to 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. Mendes earlier voiced a character in Underdogs.