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Justin Timberlake continues on his path to big screen stardom with the opening of In Time which debuted in theaters nationwide Friday, Oct. 28. The former pop star has put his music career indefinitely on hold, so what acting projects are coming down the pipeline for the actor?
Timberlake isn’t signed on to star in any projects in the immediate future, though he is serving as music supervisor for Jessica Biel‘s Iron Ocean Films production, The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, currently in pre-production.
The multi-hyphenate recently signed on to portray legendary Casablanca Records’ co-founder Neil Bogart in the Boardwalk Films biopic Spinning Gold, written by Bogart’s son Tim. Timberlake will also serve as a producer on the project, along with Gary A. Randall and another Bogart son, Evan.
“This movie is literally three decades in the making, but we knew that without the perfect actor to bring our anther to life on film, his essence and impact on the lives and careers he inspired would never be fully captured,” said Tim Bogart in a statement. “From the moment we met Justin, we knew we’d found our Neil Bogart.”
Timberlake is expected to try his hand at action star as well for Joel Silver‘s buddy cop film Fully Automatic. Timberlake will reportedly play one of two cops teaming up with a former Delta Force op to stop a weapons-mongering mercenary in the Warner Bros. production. Randy Feldman and Marc Wolff wrote the script.
In June, Timberlake made headlines for taking a minority stake in the social networking site Myspace. After being acquired by online advertising network Specific Media, Myspace is expected to take on a new music-centric focus.
“There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. Myspace has the potential to be that place,” said Timberlake in a statement. “Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalize Myspace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community.”
Also on the music front, Timberlake has been busy promoting the Memphis hip-hop, rock and soul-infusion band — Freesol — that is signed to his Tennman imprint through Interscope. In late August, Timberlake took the stage with the group for a surprise performance at his New York restaurant, Southern Hospitality. He also appears in the band’s “Role Model” music video.
Freesol’s debut album, No Rules, is due for a 2012 release.
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