Singer-actor Nick Jonas is now not set to headline the upcoming motion thriller The Blacksmith. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 28-year-old artiste has exited the Pierre Morel directorial after scheduling issues had delayed the beginning of taking pictures of the AGC Studios undertaking. AGC CEO Stuart Ford stated the banner and Jonas “parted ways, amicably”.
“Nick, as you possibly can think about, has a variety of different commitments, together with his appearing and his music. Under regular circumstances, he might fly out and in, go to do issues over the weekend, and are available again to set Monday.
“But in a COVID environment, that doesn’t work. He’d have to stay in the same place for three months. With a star like Nick Jonas, it became borderline impossible to make the schedule work,” Ford stated in an announcement.
Jonas, additionally member of the music group The Jonas Brothers, has beforehand starred in movies just like the Jumanji reboot sequence and Midway. He will subsequent be seen in Chaos Walking.
Meanwhile, AGC Studios is seeking to recast the movie’s lead.
Also starring Laurence Fishburne, The Blacksmith relies on the critically-acclaimed 2011 graphic novel from Kickstart Comics by Malik Evans and Richard Sparkman.
“When his clandestine lab is destroyed and his colleagues murdered, Wes should go on the run with solely his distinctive set of technological abilities and the assistance of an excellent, younger CIA analyst Noelle Hazlitt to maintain him alive.
“They seek out Mather a retired blacksmith and Wes’ mentor, to guide them on a journey that keeps this improbable pair one step ahead of their pursuers,” the official logline learn.
Morel, greatest identified for Taken, will direct from a screenplay by Ben Ripley of Source Code fame.