Nick Jonas has joined Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland in Lionsgate’s post-apocalyptic thriller Chaos Walking. Doug Liman is directing the film based on the best-selling YA novel by Patrick Ness.
The story takes place on a colony planet where almost all women have been killed by a virus and all living creatures are struck by “The Noise,” a virus which inflicts immersive visions of ones’ every thought. The cacophony drives many mad until a young man (Holland) makes a silent discovery: There is a girl (Ridley) who may be the key to unlocking the New World’s many layered secrets.
Mads Mikkelsen also stars in the film, playing a villain, and Demian Bichir and Kurt Sutter recently joined the project.
Jonas will play Davy Prentiss Jr., a young soldier in Mayor Prentiss’ army fueled by jealousy over his father’s (Mads Mikkelson) mentorship of long-time rival Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland).
The studio is eyeing a March 1, 2019 release date.