As Matteo Bocelli gears up to release his debut solo album next year, Andrea Bocelli’s son shows no sign of stopping. The rising star is set to co-star in Mad Max Fury Road director George Miller’s new movie Three Thousand Years of Longing this week.
Three Thousand Years Of Longing, which stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton is a dark fantasy movie based on the short story The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye by AS Byatt.
The synopsis reads: “A scholar, content with life, encounters a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Their conversation, in a hotel room in Istanbul, leads to consequences neither would have expected.”
Matteo’s role as Mustapha is based on a real-life Ottoman prince called Mustafa, who was the son of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.
Matteo added: “Being part of the movie soundtrack was my real goal. Music is my first passion, so to have the chance to do both has been very cool. I’m so honoured to be singing on the soundtrack too! Now I can’t wait for everyone to see the movie. I’m sure it’s going to be loved.”
Three Thousand Years of Longing hits UK cinemas on September 2, 2022.