Nick Jonas in talks to join Jumanji remake

Nick Jonas is reportedly in talks to join Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in his remake of Jumanji.
The action man is starring in the latest version of the beloved 1995 film, about a boy who becomes trapped in a magical board game, and multiple reports suggest the Jealous singer could soon be joining him.
While he has yet to finalise the deal, Entertainment Weekly reports Jonas is said to be taking on the role of Alex, whose character details have yet to be revealed.
If he signs on, the Kingdom actor will joins comedy heavyweights Kevin Hart and Jack Black, whose casting was previously confirmed by Johnson, who is also a producer on the project.
When he confirmed Hart and Black were on board for the movie in May (16), Johnson also revealed there are five main characters in the new film, as opposed to three in the original.
The 1995 movie starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce, and Johnson has made it clear he has nothing but the utmost respect for the late comedian and his work, and he has promised to do Jumanji justice.
“I’m feelin’ good and confident stepping into these shoes as a producer as well as actor to bring you something great that you and your entire fam (family) can enjoy,” Johnson said in an Instagram post. “An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of ‘Alan Parrish’ will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way.”
In the original movie Williams played the grown-up Alan Parrish, who spent 26 years locked inside the Jumanji board game.
“I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud,” Johnson added. “I also think Robin is somewhere lookin’ (sic) down and laughing, remembering the first time we met backstage and I (for the first time ever) was a star struck bumbling idiot that couldn’t even get my words out.”
The new Jumanji is currently scheduled for release in July, 2017.