Nick Jonas confirmed for new ‘Jumanji’ movie
The pop star’s film career may be blooming, but ex-Jonas Brothers lead Nick Jonas is sticking with his 2017 breakout, back for second helpings in December 2019’s untitled sequel to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”.
Since the Jonas Brothers split up in 2013, lead singer Nick has launched two solo albums and appeared on TV with a main role on three-season MMA drama “Kingdom”.
It was 2017’s action adventure “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” that reframed him as a film actor, popping up as a teenager stuck inside the same retro video game as Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan’s characters.
That $962 million monster of a movie is coming back for more in December 2019, with the original film’s quintet joined by a number of new characters.
It will be the third film making space for the younger Jonas brother this year, barring any more surprise announcements, after United States-Chinese animated co-production “UglyDolls” in May and then historical war film “Midway” in November, with a part in sci-fi adventure “Chaos Walking” lined up for 2020.
“Jumanji” newcomers Awkwafina, Danny DeVito and Danny Glover were announced in January, while Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman and Morgan Turner reprise their roles. JB
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