Justin Timberlake to Play Casablanca Records Founder

Singer will star in 'Spinning Gold'

Justin Timberlake speaks at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel

Justin Timberlake has signed on to star in Spinning Gold, a biopic based on the life of record producer and Casablancas Records mogul Neil Bogart. Timberlake will also serve as a producer on the film, which will be written and directed by Bogart's son Timothy Scott Bogart.

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The movie will tell the rags-to-riches story of Bogart, who grew up poor in Brooklyn but went on to launch the careers of Kiss, the Village People, Donna Summer and Parliament in the Seventies. Bogart passed away from cancer at the age of 39 in 1982.