Hot on the heels of his recent JoBros break-up (sniff), teen idol Nick Jonas is doffing his duds and aiming for leading man status with sex thriller Careful What You Wish For. Jonas stars in his film acting debut as a young man whose affair with the trophy wife next door (Isabel Lucas) spirals out of control when her investment banker husband (Dermot Mulroney) winds up dead. Aquamarine and Ramona and Beezus director Elizabeth Allen steps into steamier territory herself with the Hyde Park-Image Nation and Troika Pictures’ pic, which is eyeing a 2014 release but has yet to lock distribution. Jonas Tweeted out the teaser sending his 7.6M followers into a frenzy:
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Sorvino boards alongside Nick Jonas, Isabel Lucas, Graham Rogers and Dermot Mulroney in Careful What You Wish For, the thriller written by Chris Frisina and Gregg Hurwitz and directed by Elizabeth Allen. In the story, Doug (Jonas) gets more than he bargained for when he starts having an affair with Lena (Lucas), the young wife of an investment banker (Mulroney) renting the lake house next door for the summer. The husband’s suspicious death reveals a substantial life insurance policy. Sorvino will play a sheriff in the pic, which kicks off filming next week in North Carolina. Read More »
Nick Jonas and Isabel Lucas have a new co-star in Careful What You Wish For. Dermot Mulroney has joined the Elizabeth Allen-directed thriller, announced Hyde Park-Image Nation and Troika Pictures today. Mulroney will play the investment banker who Lucas’ character Lena is married to while she is having an affair with Jonas’ Doug role. When Mulroney’s character dies and a hefty life insurance policy is reveled, everyone becomes a suspect. Jonas’ addition to the film was announced on March 18. Mulroney recently was set to topline NBC’s drama pilot from writer-executive producer Rand Ravich. The actor will also next be seen in the upcoming jOBS and Osage County with Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep. Mulroney is repped by WME and Barry Tyerman.
Nick Jonas is set to star opposite Isabel Lucas in the thriller Careful What You Wish For directed by Elizabeth Allen and penned by Chris Frisina and Gregg Hurwitz. The announcement was made today by Hyde Park-Image Nation and Troika Pictures. This will be Grammy-nominated Jonas’ first lead acting role in a feature film. The story centers on Doug (Jonas), who gets more than he bargained for when he starts having an affair with Lena (Lucas), the young wife of an investment banker renting the lake house next door for the summer. The husband’s suspicious death reveals a substantial life insurance policy and everyone is a suspect. The central roles of a sheriff and insurance investigator have yet to be cast. Robert L. Stein, Michael A. Helfant and Bradley Gallo for Troika and Ashok Amritraj for Hyde Park will produce along with Kirk D’Amico. Stuart Brown, Raj Singh and Kevin Frakes will exec produce for Merced Media Partners; William Gallo and Dale Rosenbloom will executive produce, with Phillip Cohen as co-executive producer, for Troika. Hyde Park International is repping international rights. Shooting begins April 22 in Charlotte, NC.