Bridgerton star Simone Ashley and former One Direction singer Zayn Malik will appear together in a new animated film.
The couple will star in 10 Lives alongside the likes of Living’s Bill Nighy, comedian Mo Gilligan, Death on the Nile’s Sophie Okonedo and Ted Lasso star Jeremy Swift.
The film, directed by Duck Duck Goose’s Chris Jenkins, will tell the story of Beckett, a spoiled and selfish cat who has taken the lives he’s been given for granted, Deadline reports.
After losing his ninth life, Beckett begs for a second chance and a chance to prove he can learn from his mistakes. Eventually, his wish is granted, but with certain stipulations.
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London-based production company Taost has acquired the Chinese distribution rights to the film as part of the start-up’s plans to expand eastward.
Once 10 Lives has been cleared by the censors, Taost will look for a distribution partner in China. Speaking about the acquisition, Taost Chairman and CEO Rocky Shi said: “We are delighted to have secured the distribution rights in China for our film ’10 Lives.’ China is a massive market for animation, and securing the Distribution rights here will allow us to reach a broader audience and build strong partnerships in the region.”
While 10 Lives may be in its early stages, it won’t be long until Ashley is back on our screens as she reprises her role as Kate Sharma on Netflix’s hit series Bridgerton.
The second series of the period drama focused on Kate’s romance with her husband Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), although it seems that the third installment, which does not yet have a release date, will focus its attention on Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton. (Luke Newton).
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A synopsis for the upcoming series reads: “Penelope Featherington has finally given up on her long-standing crush on Colin Bridgerton after hearing his disparaging words about her final season.
“However, she has decided it is time to take a husband, preferably one who will give her enough independence to continue her double life as Lady Whistledown, away from her mother and sisters. But without trust, Penelope Mart’s attempts at marriage fail spectacularly.
Eager to regain their friendship, Colin offers to guide Penelope in the ways of trust to help her find a husband this season. But when his lessons start to work too well, Colin must grapple with whether his feelings for Penelope are really true. fair. friendly.”
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