Posted: Mon., Oct. 27, 2008, 9:00pm PT

Jonas Bros. whiff Fox's 'Farting Dog'

Disney rockers to make feature starring debut

By Michael Fleming

Another hot Disney Channel act is poised to make a bigscreen splash — at 20th Century Fox.

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 Coen into a family film that will revolve around Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas, as well as their younger brother Frankie.

Pic shoots next spring and is a potential directing project for Peter and Bobby Farrelly, who’ll produce with Bradley Thomas through the trio’s Conundrum banner.

The Jonas Brothers have become wildly popular through the boy band’s appearances playing music and acting in such Disney Channel programming as the telepic "Camp Rock." Frankie — known as the bonus Jonas — has also gained a profile appearing with his brothers.
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