Justin Timberlake to star as game show host Chuck Barris in new Apple TV+ series
From April 9, 2021
Justin Timberlake has lined up his next acting gig for Apple TV+.
Deadline reports the 40-year-old singer/actor has been tapped to play Gong Show host Chuck Barris for an as-yet-untitled hour-long drama series.
The show will be based on Barris’ 1984 memoir Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, in which he claimed his job as a game show creator and host in the ‘60s and ‘70s was just a front for his real job as a CIA assassin. Barris created such game show classics as The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game.
The book was previously made into a 2002 film of the same name that was directed by George Clooney and starred Sam Rockwell as Barris.
Justin’s new role comes on the heels of his other Apple TV+ project, the film Palmer, which was released in January.
By Andrea Tuccillo
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