Priyanka Chopra at Met Gala 2017
Baywatch actress Priyanka Chopra with singer Nick Jonas at Met Gala 2017Reuters

(IANS) Pop star Nick Jonas and "The Matrix" actor Laurence Fishburne will co-star in the action thriller "The Blacksmith", based on the graphic novel by Malik Evans and Richard Sparkman.

Director Pierre Morel will be helming the movie from a script by Ben Ripley, reports

Jonas will be seen essaying the role of Wes Loomis, aka The Blacksmith. He is a weapons expert for the intelligence community. When his secret lab is destroyed and his colleagues are murdered, Loomis has to run to save his life. He seeks help from his mentor, the retired blacksmith Mather (Fishburne), to guide him.

"The Blacksmith" is expected to begin production later this year.