Nick Jonas in Talks to Join 'Jumanji' Remake

Dwayne Johnson is set to star in the Sony fantasy adventure.
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Nick Jonas is in early talks to join Sony's Jumanji, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

If cast, the "Jealous" singer would join Dwayne Johnson in the remake of the 1995 feature that starred the late Robin Williams as the freed jungle dweller who must work to win the magical board game that locked him away. Kevin Hart is rumored to be starring in the movie.

Sony is set to release their revamped Jumanji in one year, on July 28, 2017.

Sex Tape director Jake Kasdan will direct the feature, which will take a new look at the Chris Van Allsburg book in a script written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, based on a draft by the original writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. Matt Tolmach and Bill Teitler are producing, with Ted Field, Mike Weber and Van Allsburg acting as executive producers.

Although the Disney alum is known primarily as a singer-songwriter, he recently showed off his acting chops in the Sundance selection Goat. In the college-set psychological thriller, which will hit theaters on Sept. 23, Jonas stars alongside Ben Schnetzer as an overzealous fraternity brother.

Jonas also stars in the MMA fighting drama Kingdom, which just picked up a renewal for a third season. 

He is repped by CAA and Schreck Rose.

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