Nickelodeon and Awesomeness have announced the start of production on a brand-new live-action musical, “The J Team,” starring and executive produced by pop star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa.
The 90-minute feature-length film follows a young girl who is kicked out of her dance troupe and forced to rediscover what dance and friendship mean to her while finding her true “sparkle” in the process. Timed to the release of the movie will be an original soundtrack featuring six new songs from Siwa and more. “The J Team” marks the first production under Awesomeness and Nickelodeon Live-Action Film Studio head Syrinthia Studer.
“JoJo is a big part of our family and the perfect superstar partner to kick-off our Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films slate,” says Studer. “As we continue to grow our live-action film studio business, we can’t wait to bring JoJo fans old and new a special story that’s inspirational, aspirational and full of heart. There will be something for everyone in this film.”
Additional cast members of “The J Team” include Tisha Campbell-Martin, Laura Soltis, Julia Marley, Kerrynton Jones and Kiara T. Romero. Production begins this month in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Directed by Michael Lembeck (“The Santa Clause 2,” “Tooth Fairy”), “The J Team” is written by Eydie Faye (“Fuller House”) and produced by Ron French (“Five Star Christmas”). Don Dunn (“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before”) is executive producer.
“I am so excited to be filming ‘The J Team,’” says Siwa. “It has so much singing and dancing! I can’t wait for everyone to hear all of my new music in the movie and see the big ending!”