Liam Payne has a new single, titled “Sunshine,” releasing on August 27 via Capitol Records, it was announced today. You can pre-order or save the Liam Payne track by clicking here.
The song will be featured in 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation’s Ron’s Gone Wrong. The animated film opens in theaters around the world this October.
Ahead of its official release later this month, Liam will give fans an early taster of the feel-good single with a teaser clip going live on TikTok tomorrow with users able to add the preview to their own videos and creations on the platform.
“I am such a big fan of Disney, so to be working on this is a dream come true,” said Liam Payne. “I can’t wait for you all to hear Sunshine and to see ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong.’ It has been a lot of fun!”
Ron’s Gone Wrong is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his “Best Friend out of the Box.”
Ron’s hilarious malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.
Ron’s Gone Wrong features the voices of Zach Galifianakis (A Wrinkle in Time), Jack Dylan Grazer (Shazam!), Olivia Colman (The Crown), Ed Helms (The Office), and Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom).
The voice cast also includes Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2), Kylie Cantrall (Gabby Duran and the Unsittables), Ricardo Hurtado (The Goldbergs), Marcus Scribner (black-ish), and Thomas Barbusca (Chad).
Payne also voices a character in the film, which is directed by Pixar veteran Jean-Philippe Vine (story artist on Cars 3 and The Good Dinosaur) and Locksmith co-founder Sarah Smith (Arthur Christmas) with Octavio Rodriguez (story artist on Coco and The Incredibles 2) co-directing.
The script is written by Peter Baynham (Arthur Christmas, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm) & Smith.
Julie Lockhart (Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Pirates! Band of Misfits), also a co-founder of Locksmith, and Lara Breay produce, with Locksmith chairman Elisabeth Murdoch, Smith and Baynham serving as executive producers.
Platinum-selling Liam Payne has sold more than 23 million singles and over three million albums as a solo artist since One Direction. He released his debut solo album, LP1, in December, 2019 on Capitol Records, which included the smash hit singles “Strip That Down,” “Polaroid” and “Familiar.” He has been streamed a total of 5.1 billion times.
Locksmith Animation, a premier producer of CG animated movies for global audiences based in London, is also producing the holiday feature film That Christmas, based on writer/director Richard Curtis’ (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually) series of Christmas children’s books and is in development on a musical/comedy film at Warner Bros. Pictures.
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