Jeremy Jordan Replaces Justin Timberlake In 'Spinning Gold'
Broadway star Jeremy Jordan has replaced Justin Timberlake in the lead role in the music biopic Spinning Gold.
Jordan, 34, will portray the late Neil Bogart, the founder of Casablanca Records who is credited with launching acts like KISS and The Village People. Bogart died of cancer in 1982 at 39.
"Beyond excited to be working with an amazing group of actors and artists to tell the incredible true story of Neil Bogart in the new movie, Spinning Gold," he tweeted. "Sex, drugs, rock n roll, wigs, face paint, & some amazing music."
Jordan earned Tony and Grammy nominations for his role in the Broadway musical Newsies and recently completed a run in Waitress. His acting credits include a role on Supergirl.
Timberlake was previously attached to the project.
Justin Timberlake, pictured in 2013. Michael Buckner / Getty Images
As first reported in February by iHeartRadio.ca, filming will take place this summer in Montreal (cameras are set to roll from July 15 to Sept. 20). Jazmine Sullivan will portray Gladys Knight, Michelle Monaghan will play Bogart’s first wife Elizabeth Weiss and Bogart's son Timothy Scott Bogart will direct.
The movie also stars Jason Derulo as Ronald Isley, Samuel L. Jackson as George Clinton, Kenan Thompson as Motown founder Berry Gordy and D.L. Hughley is as Bootsy Collins.
In addition to Thompson, SNL’s Chris Redd and Jay Pharoah have roles in Spinning Gold.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS will be portrayed by Steven Strait and Sam Nelson Harris respectively.
Also starring are Jason Isaacs, Neil Patrick Harris, James Wolk, and New Edition’s Johnny Gill.