JoJo Siwa fans rejoice, we are getting more JoJo with the new musical movie, The J Team, as well as new JoJo music as the original soundtrack for the movie will feature six new songs from Siwa. With all the success of her other projects this is one that is looking to be a hit with fans as JoJo plays a girl who is kicked out of her dance troupe and will come to find out what dance (and friendship) really mean to her. Not only that, but in the 90 minute The J Team musical we will see her true “sparkle” before the credits roll.
The story has JoJo getting a new dance coach after her beloved coach retires and her new coach is a sparkle hater. She tries to say with the new instructor with her friends, but the rules become too much and she has to go out on her own. This is where she finds her dancing inspiration once again. Her best friends, The Rubies, will be played by Kiara T. Romero and Kerrynton Jones, we are excited to see all the three of them together. New JoJo Siwa music is always a big deal, even more so that it is in a new movie musical.
You can read more about The J Team musical below.
NICKELODEON AND AWESOMENESS BEGIN PRODUCTION ON THE J TEAM, A NEW LIVE-ACTION MUSICAL STARRING POP STAR AND SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATION JOJO SIWA
Executive Produced by Siwa, Stars Tisha Campbell-Martin, Laura Soltis, Julia Marley, Kerrynton Jones and Kiara T. Romero Begin Production This Month in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nickelodeon and Awesomeness today 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. The J Team marks the first production under Awesomeness and Nickelodeon Live-Action Film Studio head Syrinthia Studer.
Additional cast members of The J Team include NAACP Image Awards® nominee Tisha Campbell-Martin (Martin, Empire), Laura Soltis (Hiccups), Julia Marley (Dead to Me), Kerrynton Jones (Little Fires Everywhere) and Kiara T. Romero (The Prom). Production begins this month in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Directed by Emmy® Award-winner 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.
Said Siwa, “I am so excited to be filming The J Team! 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!”
Added Studer, “JoJo is a big part of our family and the perfect superstar partner to kick off our Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films slate. 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.”
The J Team follows a young girl named JoJo (Siwa) whose life is turned upside down when her beloved dance coach Val (Soltis) decides to retire and is replaced by a sparkle-hating instructor named Poppy (Campbell-Martin). Wanting to stay in the running for an upcoming dance competition, JoJo and her best friends, The Rubies (Jones, Romero), must try their hardest to abide by Poppy’s new, harsh rules. Realizing she cannot hide her sparkle or bow anymore, JoJo is kicked out of her dance troupe and must rediscover what dancing means to her.
Timed to the release of the movie will be an original soundtrack featuring six new songs from Siwa and more.