September 23, 2009 13:51

Justin Timberlake to star in 'Facebook: The Movie'

Singer set to play the part of Napster's co-founder

Justin Timberlake to star in 'Facebook: The Movie'
Justin Timberlake is set to play the part of Napster co-founder Sean Parker in a film about the evolution of Facebook.

Timberlake will appear in 'The Social Network', which is written by Aaron Sorkin (who wrote 'The West Wing') and executively produced by Kevin Spacey.

The film focuses on how the overnight success of Facebook changed the lives of those who were involved in it, reports Variety.

Timberlake's character Parker went on to become Facebook's founding president.

Joining the singer in the film will be 'The Squid And The Whale' actor Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Andrew Garfield, who appears as the site's co-founder Eduardo Saverin.

Production on the 'The Social Network' is scheduled to begin next month in Boston, before moving to Los Angeles.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Primus preparing to release 'Willy Wonka' tribute album
BBC Introducing Stage line-up announced for upcoming Reading and Leeds festivals
TV On The Radio announce new album 'Seeds'
Two more Led Zeppelin albums to be remastered and reissued
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett release duet ahead of new collaboration album
Timbaland confirms work on new 'game changer' single with Missy Elliott
Beck walks with his past self and the Grim Reaper in video for 'Heart Is A Drum'
Mitch Winehouse to release new Amy Winehouse charity album
Metallica's Lars Ulrich tips AC/DC for next year's Glastonbury
Blink-182's Tom Delonge selling setlist from band's first ever gig
Damon Albarn: 'New Blur album may just be one of those records that never comes out'
BBC Radio 1 deny claims that La Roux was excluded from playlist for being 'too old'
Confusion surrounds Lil Wayne's involvement with Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo
One Direction's Zayn Malik gets death threats after #FreePalestine tweet
Michelle Shocked releases silent album with tracks named after digital music executives
Further Ted Nugent casino performances cancelled over 'racist' comments
The Co-op staff complain as supermarket switches to only playing music by unsigned artists
Muse say 'heavy' new album will be released next summer
Lady Gaga appears as waitress in new 'Sin City' trailer – watch
Foo Fighters announce September live date at London's Olympic Park
Former Lostprophets member on Ian Watkins abuse: 'How could you know? How would you know?'
Pussy Riot to sue Russian government over imprisonment

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today