Singer-actor Nick Jonas has joined the cast of post-apocalyptic thriller Chaos Walking.

The 24-year-old musician will star alongside actors Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland.

The film is based on Patrick Ness' best-selling novel of the same name and will be directed by Doug Liman.

The story is centred on a colony planet where almost all women have been killed by a virus and all living creatures have been affected by The Noise, a virus that inflicts immersive visions of ones' thoughts.

Jonas will portray the role of Davy Prentiss Jr, a young soldier in Mayor Prentiss' army, who is fuelled by jealousy over his father's mentorship of long-time rival Todd Hewitt.

The movie also stars Mads Mikkelsen as the villain, along with Demian Bichir and Kurt Sutter, who have recently come onboard.

The film is slated to release on March 1, 2019