Bruno Mars seals deal to star in music-themed Disney movie
7 Feb – While he's conquered the music scene, Bruno Mars has yet to really venture into the movie industry. Well, that's about to change as the singer-songwriter has finally sealed a deal to star in a Disney movie.
Aside from starring in it, he will also be producing the movie, as reported by Deadline.
This confirmation comes after months of discussion between him and Walt Disney Studios production president Sean Bailey.
At the moment there are no details on the plot, but it is known that he will create mostly original songs to perform in the music-themed movie. With 11 Grammy Awards under his belt, filling the soundtrack list will no doubt be an easy feat for the singer.
Even though this will be his first time starring in a movie, Mars' film debut was in 1992's "Honeymoon in Vegas", in which he played Little Elvis. He's also done voice role for an animated movie, lending his voice to a suave bird named Roberto in 2014's "Rio 2".
He's also made several small screen appearances, playing singing roles in shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and "Jane the Virgin".
Apart from Mars' movie, Disney is also working on a "Hamilton" musical film, adapted from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning Broadway show of the same name. It is touted as the largest acquisition deal ever as Disney paid Miranda USD75 million for the worldwide rights.
(Photo source: Bruno Mars' Instagram)