Following the news that Nick Jonas is in talks to portray the legendary Frankie Valli in a Jersey Boys online musical event, his brother Joe Jonas is lining up an upcoming acting role as well. As first reported by Deadline, the DNCE frontman will join the cast of the upcoming Korean War drama in the works at Sony titled Devotion.
The big-budget action film’s cast will be lead by Lovecraft Country star Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick). The movie’s plot will take inspiration from the epic true story of U.S. Navy fighter pilots, Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner. Portrayed by Majors and Powell, Brown and Hudner come from two very different worlds. After going through Navy initiation together, they both join the VF-32 squadron. The duo is pushed to their limited as they fly a brand new fighter jet. However, tragedy strikes, and the bond is tested when one of them gets shot down behind enemy lines.
Joe Jonas will portray fighter pilot Marty Goode. Additionally, he joins other new additions to the cast like Outsiders actress Christina Jackson and John Wick star Thomas Sadoski. Director J.D. Dillard (Sleight) will helm the feature with a screenplay written by Jake Crane (The Last Photograph) and Jonathan A. Stewart (Mirrors). The original story hails from the 2017 book Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by Adam Makos. Sony Pictures will produce and distribute the film domestically with STX Entertainment handling international sales. Production will reportedly get underway next month in Georgia.
The Korean War drama will be Joe Jonas’ first dramatic turn on-screen. The pop music mega-star touts roles in Disney’s Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2, as well as the short-lived series Jonas L.A. The singer also briefly appears in the TBS crime drama Angie Tribeca and lent his voice to the animated film Hotel Transylvania 3. Meanwhile, Jonathan Majors is on the brink of becoming one of the most accomplished actors in the coming years. Following jaw-dropping performances in Netflix’s Da 5 Bloods and HBO’s Lovecraft Country, Majors will next play the iconic Marvel supervillain Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
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