Nick Jonas is the latest former Disney tween idol looking to break away from that squeaky clean image, and he has enlisted the help of Australia beauty Isabel Lucas to help him do it. It was announced today that the two will star in thriller “Careful What You Wish For”, which aspires to draw comparisons to “Basic Instinct” and “Body Heat.” Right. We’ll see.
Chris Frisina and Gregg Hurwitz wrote the script and Elizabeth Allen will direct the film set on a lake house community. Jonas will play Doug, who has an affair with Lucas’ Lena, the young wife of an investment banker who are renting the lake house next door. Doug finds himself in over his head when her jealous husband ends up dead and his substantial life insurance policy is revealed.
Lucas broke out when she played a very lifelike alien robot in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and recently wrapped up shooting on Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups” opposite Christian Bale. Outside of their Disney-sponsored projects, Jonas is the most prolific about his three brothers, and has done musicals in London and on Broadway and had an arc on the first season of NBC musical series “Smash.”