Nick Jonas has agreed to get hazed by frat boys

Jan 6, 2015 at 11:48 p.m. ET
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Nick Jonas just got James Franco's goat.

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And by goat, in this case, we mean Franco's new movie, Goat, a comedy about the misadventures of a pair of actual brothers who pledge the same fraternity with hilariously disastrous results, based on the 2005 memoir of the same name penned by Brad Land.

Perez Hilton revealed Tuesday that the littlest JoBro nabbed the role of Brad Land's younger, more athletic, more charismatic brother. Ben Schnetzer will reportedly play Brad, a psychologically traumatized man who transfers to his younger brother's college after failed attempts to cope with a prior random assault.

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According to Perez Hilton, the indie flick has been in the works for a few years, with a number of big names attached, including Emile Hirsch, whom Jonas is reportedly replacing. He's made a pretty smooth leap from his music career to one on the big screen in the last few years, starring in the DirecTV series, Kingdom, and the upcoming thriller, Careful What You Wish For. In the meantime, his music is still going strong — his new single, "Chains," is set to drop this month, followed by a self-titled album in March.

There's no release date set yet for Goat and we don't know very many other details, but we do know we're more than excited at the thought of Nick Jonas as a frat boy. If James Franco stars as well, that's just icing on the cake. He's producing the film via his production company, Rabbit Bandini Productions, but it will be directed by Andrew Neel, leaving Franco free to (please) take a role.

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Who else do you want to see star in James Franco's new movie, Goat? Any predictions about who will join Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer in the cast? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!