Nick Jonas, singer from the past Disney sensation the Jonas Brother’s band, is in negotiations with Sony Pictures to be in the upcoming reboot of Jumanji. The film has actors such as Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black assigned to the project. Jake Kasdan is set to direct the re-imagined version of the film, which is going to be released by Sony Pictures on July 28th, 2017. While Jonas is mostly known for his music career with the Jonas Brother’s band and his few Disney film roles, he has recently been involved in a dramatic film with some acclaim.
Jonas starred in the film Goat, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Paramount pictures and MTV Films. The film is scheduled to premiere on September 23rd and might be turned into a possible TV movie or show. Jonas has also starred in the 2014 Audience Network channel show Kingdom. He has also guest-starred in the first season of Scream Queens.
The actor is still reported to be busy with his music career commitments and the Jumanji crew is waiting to know if he can commit to the project with his busy schedule.
The screenplay was written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who were a part of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 project. The reboot script is based off of an early draft of the 2017 Jumanji film, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
Chris Van Allsburg is the author of the award-winning adventure novel Jumanji and the series second novel Zathura. One of the executive producers of the new film is Lauren Selig, who is known for being an executive producer for Begin Again and Pride and Prejudice and Zombie films.
Van Allsburg is also expecting to supervise the filming of the reboot and has been credited as another executive producer in the new film. Other producers attached to the film’s production are Ted Field, William Teitler, Matthew Tolmach and Mike Weber.
Shooting is expected to start in Honolulu, Hawaii this August.