Spike Lee has a new job. Lee will direct Justin Timberlake in “Spinning Gold,” a biopic about record exec Neil Bogart.
JT has been busy the past year with his Legend Of The Summer Tour with Jay Z and dropping both ‘The 20/20 experience part 1 & 2. Plus ‘Runner Runner came out just a few months ago, now it’s another movie, ‘Spinning Gold’.
The main character, Bogart is credited with discovering Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and the Village People. The movie will tell the rags-to-riches story of a poor kid from Brooklyn who defined pop music before his death from cancer in 1982 at age 39.
The film is expected to start shooting in the middle of next year.