The film picks up following the brutal murder of a young real estate agent, following a hardened detective (Del Toro) as he attempts to uncover the truth in a case where nothing is as it seems. In doing so, he finds himself dismantling the illusions in his own life.
Prolific music video director Grant Singer is helming the pic in his feature directorial debut. He wrote the script with Benjamin Brewer (The Trust, Beneath Contempt).
Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill are producing for Black Label Media, with Black Label’s Seth Spector co-producing. Del Toro and Rachel Smith are exec producing.
Timberlake most recently played the title role in the Apple Original Film Palmer. He’s also appeared on the film side in DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls films, the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, Clint Eastwood-starrer Trouble with the Curve, Andrew Niccol’s action thriller In Time, Will Gluck’s Friends with Benefits, Jake Kasdan’s Bad Teacher and David Fincher’s The Social Network among other titles.
Of course, all of this nostalgia has fans making their ultimate Christmas wish: for a full-fledged ‘NSYNC reunion in the new year. And Bass tells Yahoo Entertainment he’s all for it. “Look, you don’t have to ask me. I’m in! I would love to do more ‘NSYNC music. … I mean, it would be a choice. If there’s any time, it would be right now.”
So… how can we make this happen? “I don’t know,” says Bass. “I mean, it’s hard to get all five of us to agree to do anything. We’re such boys, and the communication is horrible. We’re great on text about sending silly stupid things, but when it comes down to business, it’s really hard for us to make a decision on stuff. And I mean, Justin is killing it right now. He hasn’t had a break since we recorded last.” Of course, the crazed reaction at Coachella proved that fans really want this reunion even if Timberlake isn’t on board. “It was encouraging, definitely, to see that,” says Bass. “And especially for JC [Chasez]. Because JC stayed out of the limelight a good bit since ‘NSYNC. He’s a studio cat; he loves writing for other artists. It was nice to remind people how talented he was, you know? I mean, the No. 1 trending thing after Coachella was ‘JC Chasez.’ Holy moly. His voice is one of the best male vocalists I’ve ever heard.”
Justin Timberlake is making a dramatic return to the silver screen.
The pop star and actor, who released a new album last year and hasn’t starred in a film since Woody Allen’s 2017 comedyWonder Wheel, is set to star in the dramaPalmer, which is slated to start production this fall, SK Global announced Thursday.
Fisher Stevens, best known for documentaries including the Leonardo DiCaprio productionBefore the Floodand an episode of Netflix’sDirty Money, is directing from a script by Cheryl Guerriero that appeared on the 2016 Black List.
Palmerfollows former high-school football star Eddie Palmer (Timberlake) after he returns to his hometown following a prison sentence. As he encounters difficulties from his past upon his arrival, Eddie also finds himself becoming the ward to a young boy who was abandoned by his mother.
“Justin and Fisher bring a resonant perspective to this emotional story. It is both timely and ultimately a hopeful, entertaining story about the resilience and power of human kindness,” SK Global co-CEOs John Penotti and Charlie Corwin said in a statement.
Justin has been busy golfing at the Edgewood Tahoe course. He shared this picture (captioned: the band’s back together) tagging, of course, the wrong band. Justin… 😂