Movie News

Justin Timberlake to play ’70s record executive Neil Bogart

Movie News
Brooke Campbell

Entertainment writer and public relations consultant. Has written for such publications as Tom and Blockbuster Interaction. Knows her 9 times tables.

The dependable Justin Timberlake (“Trouble with the Curve”) is set to stretch his acting muscles further to play iconic 1970s record executive and wild man Neil Bogart, the founder of Casablanca.

The musician cum actor’s attachment helped securing financing for the film, which is being provided by Mark Damon’s Foresight Unlimited.

“Spinning Gold” is described by The Hollywood Reporter “as a rags-to-riches story chronicling the tale of a poor kid from Brooklyn who went on to define the pop music culture of his time. In his day, Bogart, who died at the age of 39, was credited with discovering and launching the careers of a generation of superstars, including Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, KISS, Parliament, Donna Summer and the Village People.”

“We are thrilled to partner on this iconic music tale that transcends popular culture,” RCA Records president-COO Tom Corson tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Our passion for this project will serve to help propel Spinning Gold to reach millions of music lovers around the world.”

The soundtrack will include classics, but classics covered by today’s artists.

Damon said : “with some of the music industry’s luminary artists lining up to join Justin in telling Neil’s incredible life story, the film is going to be a wild, music extravaganza that will light up the screen. And I have a personal interest in bringing Neil’s story to the screen, as I started my career working with Neil at Casablanca Records and Filmworks.”

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About Brooke Campbell

Entertainment writer and public relations consultant. Has written for such publications as Tom and Blockbuster Interaction. Knows her 9 times tables.

View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

captcha

More in Movie News

masterminds-picture-3

Trailer : Masterminds

Caffeinated ClintMarch 31, 2015
lukejedi

When will we see the next Star Wars trailer!?

Caffeinated ClintMarch 31, 2015
shrek

Shrek to appear in new Puss in Boots sequel?

Caffeinated ClintMarch 31, 2015
Mulan

Disney developing live-action Mulan

Caffeinated ClintMarch 31, 2015
tron

Tron 3 ascends into title territory

Caffeinated ClintMarch 31, 2015
theflash

Superhero Movie Updates : X-Men, Suicide Squad, Deadpool, The Flash, TMNT

Caffeinated ClintMarch 31, 2015
thewiz

NBC bringing The Wiz to Television!

Caffeinated ClintMarch 31, 2015
Metal-Gear-Solid-Peace-Walker-w

Basu boards Metal Gear Solid

Caffeinated ClintMarch 31, 2015
eb5

Blunt joins Krasinski in Animal Crackers

Caffeinated ClintMarch 31, 2015

Login

Lost your password?