Bryan Cranston has bagged Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination. He can now also boast having starred in a Zendaya music video.
Cranston, who played the blue-meth dealing antihero Walter White in the award-winning drama Breaking Bad, joins forces with Dancing With The Stars alum Maksim Chmerkovskiy for the new music video to “Neverland.”
Cranston appears as a mysterious, well-dressed character with an interest for Zendaya’s rehearsals.“They say in order to succeed in this business, you need a hook,” he tells the artist in the clip (it’s kind of an important set-up).
Directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) with choreography by Chmerkovskiy, “Neverland” is a standout track lifted from Finding Neverland The Album (Republic Records), the musical companion to Harvey Weinstein’s Broadway production of Finding Neverland.
Zendaya joined the likes of John Legend, Rita, Ora, Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez and Trey Songz as music stars who contributed reimagined songs from the show for the 2015 compilation.
“Zendaya is one of the most vibrant, talented performers on the scene right now and we are beyond thrilled that she could lend her talents in this brilliant new video and adaption of Neverland,” comments Weinstein in a statement. “Brad, Maks and Ian collaborated gorgeously with her to perfectly replicate the story’s magical spirit and get audiences excited for the Broadway production all over again.”
“I am so excited to tell the story of Neverland through my own lens,” says Zendaya in a statement. “It was an honor to act alongside Bryan Cranston, and so great to reunite with (choreographers) Maks and Ian (Eastwood), who both helped bring a cool and edgier vibe to the video through their choreography. I hope my fans are as inspired by Neverland as I was inspired by Finding Neverland on Broadway.”
The album, released last June, is executive produced by Weinstein, Victoria Parker and Dana Sano. The musical is based on the 2004 J.M. Barrie biopic of the same name (starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet), adapted from Allan Knee’s 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan. Cranston came on board as a producer early last year.