Did you ever think that mop-topped heartthrobs the Jonas Brothers weren’t quite wealthy enough? Well, don’t fret: the cash is most certainly going to roll in nonstop thanks to their upcoming film, which co-stars a flatulent canine who goes by the name Walter.
It’s not every day I get to read a news article this enjoyable, so let’s just bask in it together.
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….
The title character in the “Walter” books is a fat dog with severe flatulence. 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.
This idea is 100% genius from start to finish. Preteen girls love the Jonas Brothers. Preteen boys love fart jokes. Between the two, you’ve got at least one solid week atop the box office charts, although the merchandising might be a slightly more difficult proposition than it was for Camp Rock.
Still, I can’t help but wonder how this affect my planned feature-length version of “Toonces: The Cat Who Could Drive A Car,” starring Demi Lovato.
Jonas Bros. whiff Fox’s ‘Farting Dog’ [Variety]