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It's official: Shawn Mendes is headed to the big screen. The singer will make his feature film debut in Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. According to Deadline, the Grammy-nominated singer will voice the lead role in the Sony adaption of the best-selling children's book. Not only will we see him bust out his acting chops, but we'll get to listen to all-new music from Shawn for the movie's soundtrack.
If you're looking for all the details on Shawn's movie debut, you've come to the right place. Ahead, find everything from Lyle, Lyle Crocodile's release date, cast, behind-the-scenes, and more.
When does Lyle, Lyle Crocodile come out?
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile will hit theaters on November 18, 2022, making it the perfect family flick to watch for Thanksgiving.
Is there a trailer for Lyle, Lyle Crocodile?
Yes! Sony Pictures shared a first-look trailer where we see Shawn — erm, Lyle — in action. We catch a glimpse of the beloved children's book character (wearing a University of Florida t-shirt and scarf, I might add) as he lives with the Primm family in New York City. Plus, we get to hear Shawn sing as Lyle!
What is Lyle, Lyle Crocodile about?
Based on Bernard Waber's 1965, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, the film follows the titular character who lives with and helps a family in New York City. Lyle is a beloved reptile known best for playing with neighborhood children and completing daily chores with the Primm family until his neighbor, Mr. Grumps, decides that Lyle should be placed in a zoo.
Who's been cast in Lyle, Lyle Crocodile?
In February 2022, Deadline reported that music powerhouse Shawn Mendes will be making his debut on the silver screen as the beloved animated crocodile. Not only will Shawn showcase his acting chops in the upcoming film, but he also composed the film's soundtrack. Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, and Winslow Fegley will also star in the Will Speck and Josh Gordon-directed movie.
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