Justin to star in “Palmer”

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 comedy Wonder Wheel, is set to star in the drama Palmer, which is slated to start production this fall, SK Global announced Thursday.

Fisher Stevens, best known for documentaries including the Leonardo DiCaprio production Before the Flood and an episode of Netflix’s Dirty Money, is directing from a script by Cheryl Guerriero that appeared on the 2016 Black List.

Palmer follows 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.

See the Hollywood reporter article here.

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