According to Deadline, rapper Wiz Khalifa is the latest to join the cast of an upcoming biopic on Casablanca Records chief Neil Bogart, playing legendary funk apostle/Parliament Funkadelic frontman George Clinton.
The flick – called Spinning Gold – is being spearheaded by Bogart’s son Timothy Scott Bogart, who’s said of the film, “Spinning Gold is about a group of people who, once upon a time, lived a fairytale and made their dreams come true, all set to some of the greatest music ever pressed in vinyl. Bringing these dreamers and artists to life has been the privilege of my life.”
Spinning Gold will chronicle the label’s rise in the ’60s-’70s with a diverse roster that featured the likes of KISS, Donna Summer, P-Funk, The Village People, The Isley Brothers, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight and more.
Along with Khalifa in the role of Clinton, pop singer/songwriter Tayla Parx will embody Donna Summer and R&B/jazz singer Ledisi will play Gladys Knight.
Jeremy Jordan will play the lead role of Bogart.
Read the full story via Deadline here.