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Zayn Malik in talks for theater role - report

British pop star Zayn Malik is reportedly set to tread the boards at London's Old Vic Theater as he plots a move into acting following his departure from One Direction.

The singer left the hugely successful boyband earlier this year (15) in a bid to live a normal life and reports have suggested he is keen to add acting to his resume.

Malik is now rumored to be in talks to tackle a role in the Old Vic's 24 Hour Plays series, during which writers and actors create plays which are put together and performed within a 24-hour period.

A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror newpaper, "Everyone expects Zayn to go a certain way now he has quit 1D but his people are already talking with organizers of the 24 Hour Plays to get him involved. They want him to make a cameo, which won't require much acting but will see him in a grown-up light among some great A-list company. They also want to maintain his profile in America."

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