Justin Timberlake is set to star in the title role of SK Global’s upcoming dramatic feature “Palmer,” SK Global co-CEOs John Penotti and Charlie Corwin announced on Thursday.
The drama will be directed by Fisher Stevens with principal photography taking place late fall. The script — written by Cheryl Guerriero — appeared on the 2016 Blacklist.
“Palmer” is about a former college football phenomenon named Eddie Palmer (Timberlake) who, after a stint in prison, returns to his hometown to get his life back on track. There, he faces not only lingering conflicts from his past but also a much more surprising challenge as he finds himself suddenly in charge of a unique young boy who has been abandoned by his wayward 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,” Penotti and Corwin said.
Charles B. Wessler will produce alongside Penotti and Corwin. Sidney Kimmel and Daniel Nadler will also produce. SK Global and Nadler will co-finance the film.
Timberlake just wrapped production for the upcoming Dreamworks feature “Trolls World Tour,” the sequel to the 2016’s “Trolls,” which netted the singer an Oscar nomination for the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”
Timberlake is repped by WME and LBI Entertainment. Stevens is repped by CAA. Guerriero is managed by Heroes and Villains Entertainment.