Justin Timberlake Signs on to Star in and Produce Boardwalk Films' Feature "Spinning Gold" Timberlake Stars as "Neil Bogart" in Music Saga and Larger-Than-Life Story of 70s Music Legend and Founder of Casablanca Records
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy® and Emmy® award winner Justin Timberlake has signed on to star in the feature film Spinning Gold from Boardwalk Films, a division of Boardwalk Entertainment Group. The movie also marks Timberlake's first venture as a feature producer. Timothy Scott Bogart, who also is penning the script, Evan "Kidd" Bogart, and Gary A. Randall, founding partners of Boardwalk Entertainment Group, also will produce. Rick Yorn is Executive Producer.
Additionally, Boardwalk Records is producing the album in conjunction with the movie, including classic hits reimagined by today's biggest artists.
Spinning Gold chronicles the life of music legend Neil Bogart, the late father of Tim and Evan, who founded Casablanca Records in 1974 and is credited with discovering, launching and nurturing the careers of a generation of music superstars. KISS, Parliament, Donna Summer, and The Village People were just a few of the acts on the roster of Casablanca Records, whose sound and image would come to define 70s pop culture.
Boardwalk Entertainment Group partner, producer and screenwriter, Tim Bogart, said, "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. 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."
About Boardwalk Entertainment Group
Boardwalk Entertainment Group is a multi-faceted production and media company encompassing film, television, music and technology. In addition to producing the feature Spinning Gold, Boardwalk is in production on the music reality series Majors & Minors for The Hub TV Network, and in development on projects at various networks including ABC, NBC, USA, A&E and Syfy. Boardwalk Records also is releasing albums from new and established artists, including Wallpaper. and ZZ Ward, whose LPs drop in 2012. The company also maintains strategic alliances with major music companies such as Sony's RCA Records, Bug Music, Inc. and BMI.
SOURCE Boardwalk Entertainment Group