Another hot Disney Channel act is poised to make a big screen splash at 20th Century Fox. Fox has locked the Jonas Brothers to make their feature starring debut in Walter the Farting Dog. Based on a bestselling series of books by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray, the film is being adapted by Alec Sokolow and Joel Cohen into a family film that will revolve around Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas, as well as their younger brother Frankie (aka the "other one").
Pic shoots next spring and is a potential directing project for Peter and Bobby Farrelly, who'll produce. Seriously?
The Jonas Brothers have become wildly popular through the boy band's appearances playing music and acting in such Disney Channel programming as the telepic Camp Rock. Frankie has also gained a profile appearing with his brothers.
The title character in the Walter books is a fat dog with severe flatulence. Again, seriously? The brothers play musicians whose parents are asked to care for the dog by an aunt just before she passes away.
"By the time they've driven the dog home, everybody's head is out the window of the family station wagon but Frankie, and only because he has a serious sinus problem and doesn't notice the stench coming from Walter," said Peter Farrelly.
While his brothers play music, Frankie and the gaseous hound get involved in a plot that involves liberating a koi fish and thwarting jewel thieves. SERIOUSLY? We bet this movie makes a bajillion dollars. Seriously.