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Many reports surfaced earlier this month that Justin Timberlake was back in the recording studio with Timbaland. The two are reportedly working together for a follow-up to “Future Sex/Love Sounds.” Producer Jim Beanz, who is close with Timbaland, gave the information away in an interview at Digital Spy. Specifically, Jim Beanz said:
“When I get back to the States, I’m going to be helping out on ‘Shock Value III’ with Timbaland and the Justin Timberlake project. It’s still in the early stages, but they have a lot of tracks. While I’ve been here in the UK, they’ve been working, so by the time I get back, they’ll have a whole load of ideas, and I’m going to have to catch up! He has some crazy, crazy stuff.”
This seemed to imply Justin was back, but unfortunately, the singer’s publicist denied it all. At least, the good news is that he is indeed recording some material for Timbaland’s upcoming release. Even though Justin may not record a new album, he is going to be pretty busy, as he stars alongside Clint Easwood and Amy Adams in the baseball drama, ‘Trouble with the Curve.’ The film tells the story of an ailing baseball scout in his twilight years, who takes his daugther with him for one last recruiting trip. The film will be released in September.
Justin will also star in the thriller entitled, ‘Runner, Runner,’ along with Ben Affleck. The film is set in the online poker world and will be directed by Brad Furman, the director of the ‘The Lincoln Lawyer.’ They have already started shooting scenes in Puerto Rico. Stone Village and 20th Century Fox will co-finance and distribute the major motion picture respectively, and Leonardo Dicaprio will have producer credits on it.
Additionally, rumor has it that the “Sexy is Back” singer may be acting in the new movie adaptation of “Baywatch,” a hit show in the ’90s. If Justin is cast in the film, he will play a former Olympic swimmer, who tries to become a lifeguard.
Finally, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the young artist will also compose the soundtrack for the film, ‘The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea,’ and he will serve as the movie’s music supervisor. The production of the film, which is to be directed by Bill Purple, will begin this fall. Set in New Orleans, the movie will present the story of an architect (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who loses his wife (Jessica Biel) in a car accident.
Trying to deal with his grief, he befriends a young girl (Chloe Moretz) and helps her fulfill her dream of building a raft and sailing across the Atlantic Ocean. It seems that the young singer-turned-actor is combining his three loves into one project: film, music, and Jessica Biel, to whom he is now engaged.
Timberlake has avoided the music world since 2006′s hit “Future Love/Sex Sounds,” focusing on his acting career with roles in ‘The Social Network,’ ‘Friends with Benefits,’ ‘Bad Teacher,’ and ‘In Time.’ For years now, fans have been hoping for another album, so this is an encouraging step towards music. The important thing is that Justin is going back to the recording studio, and that can only be a good thing, even if it is not for a new album.