Want to know why Justin Timberlake has no plans for a new album anytime soon? It might just be because his big-screen career is keeping him too busy to get in the studio.
Timberlake landed the role of Napster founder Sean Parker in David Fincher’s highly anticipated “The Social Network” and is currently shooting the comedy “Bad Teacher” with ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel. Now, it looks like the Grammy winner will immediately segue into yet another motion picture.
Director Will Gluck has already impressed Screen Gems with his new comedy “Easy A” starring Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Cam Gigandet, Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Lisa Kudrow and Stanley Tucci. Screen Gems is so enamored they’ve recruited him to spearhead their new romantic comedy “Friends With Benefits” (not to be confused with the NBC pilot of the same name), and Deadline reports Timberlake is coming on board as one of the film’s three leads.
Reportedly, “Benefits” follows a headhunter who recruits a magazine editor (yes, it must be a period piece). Since both are too busy to date, they become casual sex partners with no strings attached.
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