After adding the title of Grammy winner to his resume, Justin Timberlake is going after another: movie star.
Timberlake will star with Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman and LL Cool J in “Edison.” Shooting is to begin March 8 in Vancouver, British Columbia, with the film scheduled for release next year. David J. Burke of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” will make his feature writing and directing debut.
“After many years of looking at many scripts, he’s decided on what we think is a terrific project,” Timberlake’s publicist, Ken Sunshine, told The Associated Press Tuesday. “You can judge by the quality of the people associated with the film the direction he’s headed as he begins his film career.”
The ’N Sync singer will play a young journalist who discovers an elite team of corrupt police. Freeman plays the veteran reporter who helps him, and Spacey plays the district attorney’s top investigator.
When asked whether sharing the screen with such formidable company will intimidate Timberlake, Sunshine said, “Justin’s 22. I don’t think anybody has handled the kind of success he’s had in their 22 years better than he has.”
On Sunday night, Timberlake won Grammys for male pop vocal performance for “Cry Me a River” and pop vocal album for his solo debut, “Justified.” During his acceptance speech, he apologized again for causing Janet Jackson’s unexpected breast display during the Super Bowl halftime show.