Pop star JoJo Siwa is prepping to star in a live-action musical film, called The J Team.
Produced by Nickelodeon and ViacomCBS subsidiary Awesomeness, the 90-minute film will tell the story of a young girl, played by Siwa, who gets kicked out of her dance troupe when her beloved dance coach retires and gets replaced by a sparkle-hating instructor. Siwa must rediscover what dance and friendship really mean to her while finding her “sparkle” along the way.
Cast members include Tisha Campbell-Martin (Martin, Empire), Laura Soltis (Hiccups), Julia Marley (Dead to Me), Kerrynton Jones (Little Fires Everywhere), and Kiara T. Romero (The Prom). The J Team is directed by Michael Lembeck (The Santa Clause 2, Tooth Fairy), 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.
Siwa will also release an original soundtrack in conjunction with the film, featuring six new songs.