Actor-singer Justin Timberlake is about to play American host Chuck Barris in an hour-long drama series.
The untitled series, whose script has been acquired by Apple TV Plus, will likely be based mostly on Barris’ 1984 memoir Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, reported Deadline.
In the e book, Barris had claimed that his public id because the Gong Show host and creator of recreation reveals like The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game was truly a cowl for his actual job as a CIA murderer.
The e book was beforehand changed into a 2002 film, which was directed by George Clooney and featured Oscar winner Sam Rockwell as Barris.
Miramax and Paramount Television Studios will co-produce the present.
“Ray Donovan” govt producer, David Hollander would be the showrunner, together with author Jon Worley, who has penned the pilot.
The present will mark Timberlake’s second challenge at Apple TV Plus after he featured in film Palmer, which launched on the streamer’s platform in January this 12 months.