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Spike Lee in talks to direct Justin Timberlake in biopic Spinning Gold

Oct. 30, 2013by: Niki Stephens

That Justin Timberlake is so hot right now!

Sony is in early talks with a certain director you either love or hate for the biopic SPINNING GOLD. It was announced that Timberlake had the lead back in May.

Spike Lee is being courted to helm the flick about Neil Bogart and the rise of disco. The script was written by Bogart's son, Timothy Scott Bogart. Here's a little more background:

"A poor kid from Brooklyn, Bogart went on to define the pop music culture of his time. In his day, Bogart, who died at the age of 39 in 1982, 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. Bogart was founder of Casablanca Records."

I'm still wondering how that whole OLDBOY remake thing is going to work out. I have yet to gain any excitement from it. I like the cast but that doesn't mean we get a guaranteed solid flick. That aside, I have come to like Timberlake. Still not so sure what I think about his acting though he does have good comedic timing as shown on SNL. Surprised they didn't want to give him the Elton John role.

Source: THR

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3:13PM on 11/01/2013

Looking forward to it...

Not really big on Justin Timberlake, but I am interested in seeing what Spike Lee does since the project sounds interesting. If the script is good, Lee's direction will definitely add to the film.
Not really big on Justin Timberlake, but I am interested in seeing what Spike Lee does since the project sounds interesting. If the script is good, Lee's direction will definitely add to the film.
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7:10PM on 10/31/2013
A good biopic could be a great opportunity for JT to prove his haters wrong. The only problem is that with Spike Lee at the helm we probably won't get a great biopic.
A good biopic could be a great opportunity for JT to prove his haters wrong. The only problem is that with Spike Lee at the helm we probably won't get a great biopic.
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9:10PM on 10/31/2013
Yep!!!
Yep!!!
7:27AM on 10/31/2013
This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. How do you make a biopic on someone who is still in the prime of his career (for better or worse)?
This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. How do you make a biopic on someone who is still in the prime of his career (for better or worse)?
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7:07PM on 10/31/2013
Did you read the article BBerry? This is not a biopic about JT.
Did you read the article BBerry? This is not a biopic about JT.
2:49AM on 10/31/2013
No no, don't spin gold - Kickstarter it.
No no, don't spin gold - Kickstarter it.
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1:27AM on 10/31/2013
Who cares what this racist is doing?!
Who cares what this racist is doing?!
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10:46PM on 10/30/2013
Soloist, I agree with you except for leaving out Spike Lee who is worse that a terrible director. He's just a terrible person (at least that's the persona he has no problem showing in public)!
Soloist, I agree with you except for leaving out Spike Lee who is worse that a terrible director. He's just a terrible person (at least that's the persona he has no problem showing in public)!
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9:58PM on 10/30/2013
Timberlake is a terrible actor and his box office performance only further proves that (ie Runner Runner).

And him not getting the Elton John role isn't surprising when you can get Tom Hardy instead. You take Tom Hardy in anything at this point. That's how great of an actor he is.
Timberlake is a terrible actor and his box office performance only further proves that (ie Runner Runner).

And him not getting the Elton John role isn't surprising when you can get Tom Hardy instead. You take Tom Hardy in anything at this point. That's how great of an actor he is.
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10:05PM on 10/30/2013
Agree with everything you said.
Agree with everything you said.
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