Is Zayn Malik setting himself up for a jump to the big screen? It certainly seems like the "Pillowtalk" singer has aspirations to leap into your local multiplex, and lord knows he's got the bad boy charm, copious ink, perfect hair and chiseled cheeks to give Zac Efron a run for his money. The latest example of his undeniable screen charisma dropped on Thursday morning (Apr. 12) in the form of the high-gloss video for "Let Me," the first song from the singer's upcoming, as-yet-untitled second album.
Directed by Narcos producer and acclaimed Brazilian Elite Squad director Jose Padilha, the mini-film is a classic tale of a bag man falling in love with the boss' girl and double-crossing el jefe before escaping into the sunset with her by his side. It even stars legendary movie heel Steven Bauer (Scarface) as said boss.
And, if you were paying close attention, you might have noticed that Padilha appears to be paying homage to one of the greatest 80s cop shows of all time: Miami Vice. The legendary series starring pastel-draped undercover dynamic duo James "Sonny" Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) as the baddest officers on the Miami-Dade PD, was notorious for its driving theme Jan Hammer-created theme song and music video-like montages set to classic rock and hits of the day.