Nick Jonas is joining the cast of STXfilms’ animated project “UglyDolls,” STX announced Wednesday.
Jonas will voice act and perform an original song in the movie, which already stars Kelly Clarkson and Pitbull. The new animated family adventure, based on the toy brand, follows the different town of Uglyville, where Moxy and her UglyDoll friends confront what it means to be different.
“The UglyDolls remind audiences the importance of acceptance and loving yourself, and as someone who started in this business very young, I understand the significance of using my platform to tell stories that lift others up,” said Jonas. “I love that I get to work with Kelly Clarkson and Pitbull, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms, added: “Nick Jonas is not only a talented musician, he’s also an accomplished actor beloved by millions of passionate fans around the world. Over the last several years, Nick has proven there’s not much he can’t do, and we’re ecstatic to have him join Kelly and Pitbull in this charming and funny film.”
The UglyDoll brand was created by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim and was named the Toy of the Year in 2006. STXfilms will release the film in 2019 as a launching pad for STX Entertainment’s UglyDolls franchise. An animated kids series is also in development for Hulu.
Jonas most recently starred in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” opposite Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. He is represented by WME and Phil McIntyre.