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Rising R&B star Jacob Latimore joins cast of Bilal

R&B singer and actor Jacob Latimore voices Teen Bilal. Courtesy of Barajoun.
R&B singer and actor Jacob Latimore voices Teen Bilal. Courtesy of Barajoun.

More cast news has emerged from the set of the big-budget, Dubai-produced animation, Bilal. Producers Barajoun Entertainment have announced that the voice of teen Bilal will be provided by rising US R&B star Jacob Latimore, who released his debut album, The Radio, last year. Latimore has also appeared in movies including Maze Runner and Black Nativity.

Ayman Jamal, creator and executive producer of Bilal, said: “Jacob is an exceptionally gifted and devoted voice actor. He gave us a powerful and true portrayal of Teen Bilal. Bringing great passion and devotion to the role, he studied the character countless times and performed 70 outtakes to perfect Teen Bilal’s accent. Latimore’s capacity to emote powerful and touching scenes perfectly captured the essence and depth of Teen Bilal and his journey.”

Since the online release of the film’s teaser trailer in February 2015, Bilal has achieved 2 million views worldwide.

Updated: May 24, 2015 04:00 AM

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