Is this the collaboration that the world was waiting for? Maybe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spike Lee is in "early talks" to helm a Justin Timberlake-starring biopic of Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, which for now is titled Spinning Gold.
The project, which was written by Bogart's son, Timothy Scott Bogart, has been in the works since 2011, and was most recently announced during the Cannes Film Festival this past May. It's been floating around without a director since then, though, but it looks like that may all change now, should talks with Lee go well.
As for the film itself, Spinning Gold promises to follow Bogart's story, beginning from when he was "a poor kid from Brooklyn" to when he went on to "define the pop-music culture of his time...in his day, Bogart, who died in 1982 at age 39, was credited with discovering and launching the careers of a generation of superstars." Those superstars? Oh, only Bill Withers, Donna Summer, KISS, and The Village People. Maybe you've heard of them?
Spinning Gold is slated to begin production as some point next year.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]