Timberlake leads biopic of 1970s music producer.

Singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake (‘Friends With Benefits’) has signed on to produce and star in ‘Spinning Gold,’ a biopic of legendary music producer and co-founder of Casablanca Records, Neil Bogart.

The movie will chronicle the rags-to-riches story of Bogart, 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.

Bogart’s son, writer-producer-director Timothy Scott Bogart said of the project, “This is 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,” adding that ‘Spinning Gold’ has been “literally three decades in the making.”

Additionally, a tie-in album including classic hits re-imagined by today’s biggest artists will be released by Boardwalk Records.