Because it’s not enough to be one of the “100 Most Influential People In The World” or the musician behind the fastest-selling album of 2013, Justin Timberlake will soon make his return to the big screen with the Neil Bogart-focused biopic, Spinning Gold.
It’s been revealed that Timberlake will portray Bogart, a ’70s music industry legend who founded Casablanca/Boardwalk Records and helped boost the careers of notable acts such as KISS, Donna Summer, the Village People, and Curtis Mayfield before dying of cancer in 1982.
“Spinning Gold is about a larger than life man who achieved so much in his short life and helped define a generation,” Foresight Unlimited CEO Mark Damon commented in a statement. “The film is going to be a wild, music extravaganza that will light up the screen.”
Timberlake, who’s no stranger to Hollywood or TV (as if you’ve forgotten that one box stunt he pulled on SNL…) will also co-produce the film, alongside Laurence Mark (Dreamgirls, Jerry Maguire).
Written by Bogart’s son, Timothy Scott Bogart, Spinning Gold had reportedly been in the works for awhile, but only recently received the official greenlight, thanks to funding from Foresight Unlimited, and production is scheduled to begin in early 2014.