A new biopic about Neil Bogart, ’70s music executive and founder of Casablanca Records, is nearing completion. turn the golddirected by his son Tim Bogart, will be screened to potential buyers in the Cannes Film Festival market this week.
In a new clip created by Variety, Bogart, played by Jeremy Jordan, watches from backstage as Kiss, one of Casablanca’s first recruits, performs on stage. (Other notable Casablanca signings include Donna Summer, Cher and Le Parlement.)
You can watch the clip below.
“Born Neil Bogatz in the Brooklyn projects where he plotted his dreams and plans to escape poverty, Neil Bogart was my father – and it took me over 20 years to finally tell his story,” said Tim Bogart. Variety. “And I know people say that all the time, but the first option on film was really back in 1999. From there, through almost as difficult obstacles as what my dad had to go through to publicize Casablanca Records to the world, the hurdles in bringing this film to light were equally daunting.
turn the gold was originally announced in 2011 with Tim Bogart as writer and director and Justin Timberlake as Neil Bogart. Several delays and casting changes have occurred since then. (There was talk of directing Spike Lee at one point.) In 2019, it was announced that Jordan would star as Neil Bogart. Wiz Khalifa as George Clinton, Ledisi as Gladys Knight, Jason Derulo as Ron Isley, Sam Harris as Paul Stanley and Casey Likes as Gene Simmons are also reported in the upcoming film. .
Meanwhile, Kiss members are still to get their own biopic, shout out loud, which will portray the band in the early years of their career. The band’s manager, Doc McGhee, said in September that casting for the film was expected to begin soon, although no further details were revealed.
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