Kurt Sutter And Nick Jonas Join Chaos Walking

Kurt Sutter and Nick Jonas

With shooting set to kick off soon, director Doug Liman is building the cast he needs for sci-fi adaptation Chaos Walking. The latest additions are an eclectic duo: Kurt Sutter and Nick Jonas.

Adapted from Patrick Ness’ book trilogy – The Knife Of Never Letting Go, The Ask And The Answer and Monsters Of Men – finds humankind in a dark future, colonising a distant planet after the Earth has been ruined. When an infection called the Noise strikes, all thoughts become audible and chaos follows.

A corrupt autocrat takes the chance to seize control of the human settlements in order to launch a strike on native alien race the Spackles, blaming them for the infection that's apparently killing human women. Young Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland), the only boy in a town solely comprised of men, rebels to stop the oncoming destruction. Going on the run with his dog, he teams up with a mysterious girl (Daisy Ridley), who is the source of a precious patch of silence.

Deadline reports that Sutter is on to play Cillian, a farmer who became Todd's adoptive father at a young age and raised him, though their relationship isn't always calm. The Hollywood Reporter, meanwhile, has learned that Jonas will be Davy Prentiss Jr., a young soldier in the army of the mayor (Mads Mikkelsen) who also happens to be the man's son, and is envious of his close mentorship relationship with Todd.

The film is aiming at a March 2019 release date. Sutter is more normally found running TV series (though he does dabble in acting on his own productions and others), and has been overseeing the difficult genesis of the spin-off from his Sons Of Anarchy show, Mayans MC. Jonas will be back on our screens in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, due to rumble in on 20 December.