James Franco Film 'Goat' May Cast Nick Jonas as a Frat Boy Along Side 'Pride' Star

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Nick Jonas poses for a photo during his Pop Up Performance at Peter Tunney Gallery on September 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
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There's a movie called Goat in the works, and I'm not entirely sure if I want to know why exactly it's called Goat. Mainly because from what I can tell this movie's all about frat hazing, and I'm assuming things do not go well for the goat in question — especially considering it's coming from James Franco's production company, Rabbit Bandini. Still, Former JoBro Nick Jonas is reportedly in negotiations to star, so... there's that? 

Goat will be the adaptation of the Brad Land memoir of the same name. From the Amazon description: 

Reeling from a terrifying assault that has left him physically injured and psychologically shattered, nineteen-year-old Brad Land must also contend with unsympathetic local police, parents who can barely discuss “the incident” (as they call it), a brother riddled with guilt but unable to slow down enough for Brad to keep up, and the feeling that he’ll never be normal again. When Brad’s brother enrolls at Clemson University and pledges a fraternity, Brad believes he’s being left behind once and for all. Desperate to belong, he follows. What happens there—in the name of “brotherhood,” and with the supposed goal of forging a scholar and a gentleman from the raw materials of boyhood—involves torturous late-night hazing, heartbreaking estrangement from his brother, and, finally, [Spoiler alert?] the death of a fellow pledge. Ultimately, Brad must weigh total alienation from his newfound community against accepting a form of brutality he already knows too well. 

A searing memoir of masculinity, violence, and brotherhood, Goatprovides an unprecedented window into the emotional landscape of young men and introduces a writer of uncommon grace and power.

According to The Wrap, Jonas is in talks to play Brad's "charismatic younger brother" who pledges the same house. Ben Schnetzer, who starred in Pride, is reportedly in talks for the role of Brad. Andrew Neel is directing. 

Still really worried about what happens with that titular goat. 

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