Justin Timberlake has been hard at work building his Hollywood career and will show off his acting chops once again in an upcoming episode of “Family Guy” spin-off “The Cleveland Show.”
Fox reps confirmed to MTV News that Timberlake will voice two characters: Paul, the boyfriend of Terry (voiced by “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” actor Jason Sudeikis), as well as a “singing booger” belonging to Cleveland’s stepson Rallo, aptly named “Booger.” The episode is scheduled to air in February 2011.
Timberlake is already earning rave reviews for his work as Paul. “Terry falls in love with a guy voiced by Justin,” “Cleveland” creator Rich Appel told Us Weekly. Appel added that Timberlake turns in a hilarious performance: “Justin is just hysterical!”
Timberlake’s voice-over work is just the latest in a range of roles for the singer-turned-actor. He has reportedly been offered a role opposite Amanda Seyfried in the sci-flick “I’m.mortal,” in which people don’t get older than age 25. The singer has also been spotted filming the flick “Friends With Benefits” with Mila Kunis in New York and will hit the big screen in the David Fincher-helmed movie “The Social Network.” Timberlake plays Napster co-founder Sean Parker, who had a hand in the launch of the social-media phenomenon Facebook.
Timberlake told MTV News last year that he was excited to work with Hollywood heavyweights Fincher and Aaron Sorkin on “The Social Network.” “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.”
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