Nick Jonas in Talks For Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jumanji’ Reboot
In one of Dwayne Johnson’s many (many, many, many) recent Instagram updates, the seemingly immortal actor promised that he’s assembling a killer lineup for the Jumanji reboot. He’s kept his word so far, as Jack Black is set to co-star in the upcoming film, which reunites Johnson with Central Intelligence pal Kevin Hart. Today brings word of yet another prospective addition in the form of a Jonas brother.
Not just any Jonas brother, of course — Deadline reports that Nick Jonas is in talks to join the trio of Johnson, Hart and Black (which sounds like a great name for a law office) in Jumanji. Jonas recently appeared in the first season of Scream Queens and stars in the upcoming fraternity drama Goat, which debuted at Sundance earlier this year.
Based on Chris Van Allsburg’s classic children’s book, Jumanji was previously adapted for the big screen in the 1995 film starring Robin Williams. The story centers on a pair of siblings who find a mysterious jungle-themed board game; as the kids begin to play, the various animals and hazards encountered in the game come to life in the real world.
Jake Kasdan is directing Jumanji from a script by Scott Rosenberg and former LOST writer Jeff Pinkner. The reboot hits theaters on July 28, 2017.