July 28, 2016


'Jumanji' Remake: Nick Jonas in Talks to Join The Rock, Kevin Hart & Jack Black

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Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

The big Jumanji remake might be getting a little bigger. Already set to star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black, the follow-up to the 1995 children's book adaptation is now in talks with Nick Jonas. "Busy with music commitments, closing Jonas’ deal is predicated on scheduling," Deadline reports. "But a studio franchise seems a smart next step in a career worth watching."

In the last couple years, Jonas has acted on the TV series Scream Queens, Kingdom and Hawaii Five-0. He also plays the lead in Goat, a frat movie coming this fall. His album Last Year Was Complicated dropped in March.

Jumanji is coming from director Jake Kasdan. The Rock has previously said Jack Black "will turn in a performance of a lifetime" and that the film will honor Robin Williams and his character, Alan Parrish, "in an earnest and cool way."

Watch a Fuse interview with Nick Jonas from the early days of his solo career: