Justin Timberlake can add feature film producer to his list of already impressive credits, as the singer/actor will be starring in and producing ‘Spinning Gold,’ a forthcoming film from Boardwalk Films.
‘Spinning Gold’ follows the life of Neil Bogart, the founder of the famed Casablanca Records. Bogart discovered and launched the careers of some major music talent, such as Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and The Village People, so his fingerprints are all over the ’70s music landscape. He was pretty much an architect of the sound and culture of that era!
Boardwalk Entertainment Group partner, producer and screenwriter Tim Bogart, also Neil Bogart’s son, said that JT is perfect to step into the shoes of their father on screen. “This movie is literally three decades in the making, but we knew that without the perfect actor to bring our father to life on film, his essence and impact on the lives and careers he inspired would never be fully captured – from the moment we met Justin, we knew we’d found our Neil Bogart,” Tim said in a statement. “With Justin also a producer on the movie, together we’re crafting this 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. Though he died at only 39, he lived to see all his dreams come true.”
Do we see Oscar gold in JT’s future? The Academy loves a biopic and a feel-good story, and ‘Spinning Gold’ fulfills both those criteria. Emmys and Grammys already festoon his mantelpiece.