[artist id=”1231683″]Justin Timberlake[/artist] is proving to be a Hollywood force to be reckoned with: The singer has reportedly been offered a role alongside “Letters to Juliet” star Amanda Seyfried in Andrew Niccol’s upcoming sci-fi action thriller, “I’m.mortal.”
DeadlineHollywood.com reported that Timberlake, who is currently filming the movie “Friends With Benefits” in New York with Mila Kunis, has been offered the male lead in the flick. The film is set in a world where people stop aging at 25. People in this society treat time as currency; the more of your life’s time you “spend,” the more access you have to various necessities and luxuries.
If cast, it is likely that Timberlake would play a rebellious young man who is fingered for the murder of a member of society’s elite. He ends up on the run with a beautiful rich girl (Seyfried) in tow as his hostage. Regardless of the circumstances that initially bring them together, they end up taking on the system and finding love in the process.
A rep for Timberlake and the film’s studio, Fox, had not responded to MTV News’ request for comment by press time.
Timberlake is setting himself up as a Hollywood heavyweight. In October, David Fincher’s “The Social Network” is set to premiere. In it he plays Sean Parker, a Napster co-founder who helped Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) grow Facebook after its launch at Harvard.
Last October, Timberlake enthusiastically discussed working with Fincher
on the film. “To be honest, David Fincher is so ridiculously genius that we’re all just following his lead,” Timberlake said. “I think we want to tell the story, and I want to tell it through Sorkin’s words and Fincher’s eyes. I think Aaron did a lot of research on all of it. I don’t want to speak for another actor, but I think the consensus for all of us is that we just want to make a great film.”
What do you think of Justin Timberlake’s budding acting career? Sound off in the comments below!