Nick Jonas Thriller ‘Careful What You Wish For’ Bought by Starz

Starz has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the thriller “Careful What You Wish For,” starring Nick Jonas, Isabel Lucas, Graham Rogers and Dermot Mulroney.

Starz Digital is planning a June theatrical and VOD release, followed by an exclusive TV premiere on Starz later this year. Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (“Aquamarine”) directed from a script by Chris Frisina.

Set in a wealthy vacation community, “Careful” stars Jonas as a young man who is about to leave for college and begins an affair with the wife (Lucas) of a powerful investment banker, played by Mulroney. Complications arise when suspicious death embroils the young lovers in scandal.

Hyde Park-ImageNation and Troika Pictures financed the film with Amasia Entertainment and Roberi Media, in association with Merced Media Partners and Myriad Pictures. The producers are Ashok Amritraj, Michael A. Helfant, Robert L. Stein, Bradley Gallo and Kirk D’Amico.

Jonas also starred in the Sundance hazing drama “Goat.”

Starz Digital’s upcoming releases include the Jason Bateman-directed “The Family Fang,” headlined by Bateman, Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken; and Robert Edwards’ “One More Time,” starring Walken and Amber Heard.

Starz Digital titles include Sean Mewshaw’s “Tumbledown,” toplined by Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis; Dito Montiel’s “Boulevard,” starring Robin Williams; and Amy Berg’s “Every Secret Thing,” with Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Banks.