Nick Jonas in Talks to Join Dwayne Johnson in ‘Jumanji’ Reboot
Nick Jonas is in talks to join Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black in Sony’s reimagining of “Jumanji.” Jake Kasdan is on board to direct the adaptation of the classic children’s book.
The film hits theaters on July 28, 2017.
Matt Tolmach and William Teitler are producing, while Ted Field, Mike Weber, Johnson, Dany Garcia and Van Allsburg are executive producing. Principal photography is expected to start this August in Honolulu.
The reboot’s script has been written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, based on a draft by the original writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
The 1995 “Jumanji” movie starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, and Bebe Neuwirth. The story centers on a 12-year-old boy who becomes trapped in a board game in 1969 only to be released 26 years later.
Best known for his singing chops as a member of the Jonas Brothers as well as his solo music career, Jonas has been making a name for himself recently as an actor as well. He’s received critical acclaim for his role in the TV drama “Kingdom” and also earned strong reviews for his performance in the Sundance frat hazing movie “Goat.”
Jonas is repped by CAA. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.