Wiz Khalifa will star as Parliament leader and funk icon George Clinton in a forthcoming film about Casablanca Records. Spinning Gold chronicles the rise of the label in the 1970s, following founder and producer Neil Bogart (played by Jeremy Jordan) as he signs artists who would go on to become icons of their era. The movie depicts the ascent of Donna Summer, Gladys Knight, the Isley Brothers, the Village People, Kiss, Bill Withers, and more. Watch the trailer below (via Complex).
Spinning Gold hits theaters March 31. The film was written, directed, and produced by Neil Bogart’s son Timothy Scott Bogart. In addition to Khalifa, Spinning Gold will star Jason Derulo as Ron Isley, Chris Redd as the disc jockey Frankie Crocker, Michael Ian Black as Kiss manager Bill Aucoin, and others.
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