Shawn Mendes To Star in Ivan Reitman’s Movie Musical ‘Summer Of Love’

Shawn Mendes will be making his Hollywood debut as an actor in the upcoming Ivan Reitman film, Summer of Love. It’s not strictly a musical, but rather a comedy with music.

Details about the film are thin on the ground as it’s in very early stages of pre-production. According to an interview with MrWavvy.com, the film will be “a personal story about the summer of 1967.”

However, the “Stitches” singer-songwriter was confirmed as part of the cast by a representative for the director. "Mr. Reitman can confirm that Shawn Mendes has been cast in the film," the rep told The Canadian Press by email.

This will be the first on-screen role for the 18-year-old chart topper. Mendes is also nominated for five JUNO Awards at next month’s ceremonies, including Album of the Year and Artist of the Year.

Reitman has had a long and illustrious career in Hollywood, directing films such as Ghostbusters, Space Jam and Twins.