Spike Lee in Early Talks to Direct Justin Timberlake in 'Spinning Gold'
While Justin Timberlake has been churning out gold and platinum records this year with his two-part album The 20/20 Experience (it's incredible by the way), the singer turned actor will go behind the scenes of the music industry for a gestating film called Spinning Gold. As we learned a couple years ago, the film would see Timberlake playing record producer Neil Bogart, the co-founder of Casablanca Records and pillar of the 70's music scene. Now THR has word that Spike Lee is in early talks to direct the project that Timberlake is also producing along with the subject's son Timothy Scott Bogart, who also wrote the script.
The film will tell the story of Bogart's life as a poor Jewish kid from Brooklyn who would grow up to launch the careers of such iconic recording artists as Kiss, Donna Summer, Gladys Knight, Bill Withers, The Village People and plenty of other disco stars. The young Bogart previously said, "This is a saga about a young dreamer who started with nothing and came of age in the 60s and 70s, believing anything was possible and every risk was worth taking.” Foresight Unlimited is behind the project which started making the sales rounds at Cannes, and will now be shopped to foreign buyers at the American Film Market. Having Lee take on a project with Timberlake is very intriguing, so we hope it all comes together.
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