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Shawn Mendes is a singing reptile in the trailer for Lyle Lyle Crocodile

Is Shawn Mendes making his film debut as… a singing crocodile? A new trailer for the upcoming Lyle family movie Lyle Crocodile reveals the singers role as the title character who expresses himself with music.The film also stars Javier Bardem Constance Wu Brett Gelman Scoot McNairy and Winslow Fegley. It is based on the popular childrens book series by Bernard Waber and directed by Will Gordon and Josh Speck.

Mendes worked with songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul to write original songs for Lyle to sing in the film which he called an inspiring process in an interview with People. Ari Afsar Emily Gardner Xu Hall Mark Sonnenblick and Joriah Kwamé also contributed to the composition.The hardest part though is that when youre singing for a movie instead of your own album you really have to understand the nuances of emotion behind every lyric and every note and match it to how the character will go. portray on screen. Mendes said. It was a learning experience.

Lyle Lyle Crocodile is the first time Mendes has been cast in a feature film but the musical aspect has encouraged him to expand his career outside of writing and recording albums.What was really amazing was that Lyle as a character just sings so I felt really comfortable playing his character Mendes said. I was able to do what I do best in addition to relating so much to his story and his character that it felt natural. When I was approached to help make the music for the adaptation of such a classic book it was a nobrainer and such a fun departure from what Im used to.

A synopsis of the film notes When the Primm family moves to New York their son Josh struggles to adjust to his new school and new friends. All that changes when he discovers Lyle a singing crocodile who loves baths caviar and good music living in the attic of his new home. The two quickly become friends but when Lyles existence is threatened by evil neighbor Mr. Grumps the Primms must team up with Lyles charismatic owner Hector P. Valenti to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places and theres nothing. wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality.

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