Shawn Mendes lands his first movie role

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From Digital Spy

Singer Shawn Mendes has landed his first live-action movie role.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shawn will star in Ivan Reitman's road trip movie Summer of Love, which marks the Ghostbusters director's first-ever musical.

Nothing is yet known of the movie's plot, but it is believed to centre around the summer of 1967 when 100,000 young people met up in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighbourhood to protest the Vietnam War.

It's remembered for music performances from the likes of The Who, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Byrds.

Summer of Love won't be Shawn's first-ever movie role as he voiced a character in 2013 animation Underdogs.

Last year, he hit out at a magazine cover story which summarised one of his chats as him talking about "how his fans don't truly know him", which just wasn't the point he wanted to make.

"I have no idea why they would say that. I explained how I'm growing up and so are you guys and how it takes time for you all to fully understand me and me to understand you," Shawn explained on Twitter.

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"It's really unfortunate when what you say gets turned into the bad version of it. I'm sorry guys."

He also responded to online trolls who were questioning his sexuality by saying he isn't gay, but "it shouldn't make a difference if I was or if I wasn't".

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