Get ready to see another side of Nick Jonas in Chaos Walking. In the wake of influencing his Sundance to make a big appearance in a year ago’s sincere brotherhood dramatization Goat and demonstrating his comedic slashes with The Rock in the prospective blockbuster Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Jonas is “truly energized” to exhibit his dull side in Chaos Walking as rival Davy Prentiss Jr.
Doug Liman’s film adjustment of Patrick Ness’ dystopian spine chiller is as of now shooting in Canada, and MTV News got up to speed with Jonas amid his insane 24-hour spell in New York City before the “Discover You” artist needed to stream back to set. While Jonas conceded that adjusting music and acting can be a test on occasion since “it takes up a great deal of your opportunity on the two fronts,” finding the opportunity to play troublesome characters like Davy Jr. make the battle beneficial.
“Assortment as a performing artist is so vital,” Jonas revealed to MTV News journalist Gaby Wilson, “and attempting to discover parts that keep on showing you from an alternate perspective.” And for Jonas, Davy Prentiss Jr. is that possibility. (Skip to the 8:00 stamp for the motion picture talk.)
“With this one, I’m really not a nice guy, which is kind of fun to play that role,” he said. “It’s not reflective of my real-life personality, so it’s a good mix-up.”
For those unfamiliar with Ness’s Chaos Walking trilogy, Davy Jr. is a young soldier driven by jealousy. The son of the series’ main antagonist Mayor Prentiss (played by Mads Mikkelson), Davy Jr. is also the longtime rival of teen protagonist Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland). But there’s a lot more to Davy Jr. than meets the eye — even though he’s a total jerk to Todd in the first book.
Going toe-to-toe with Spider-Man is no easy task, but Jonas is more than up for the test. (Have you seen his biceps lately?!) “He doesn’t have any webs in this movie,” he said of Holland. “So I’ll be fine.” Fair point.
Chaos Walking takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where a virus has killed all of the women and inflicted the remaining men with Noise, a phenomenon that allows them to hear each other’s thoughts through a stream of images, words, and sounds. But when Todd makes a startling discovery — a girl who lacks Noise (Daisy Ridley) — he realizes that she may be the key to unlocking their society’s many grim secrets.
The film is set for a March 2019 release.1 of 1