The story of the man who discovered Donna Summer, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers and Bill Withers is coming to the big screen. Spinning Gold, based on the life of Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart, is set to release March 31, but the trailer for the movie is out now.
The trailer takes us back to the ’70s when Bogart decided to open what would become the most successful independent record company at the time. It captures the moment LaDonna Adrian Gaines learned her moniker would be Donna Summer; the studio session during which the song title “Midnight Plane to Houston” became Knight’s “Midnight Train to Georgia”; and the financial battles the label faced while competing against other record companies. In multiple scenes, Bogart is seen talking his artists out of doubt, and into fame and stardom.
Written, directed and produced by Bogart’s son Timothy Scott Bogart, Spinning Gold sees a star-studded cast playing the icons who inspired them. Wiz Khalifa will star as George Clinton, Jason Derulo as Ron Isley of The Isley Brothers, Tayla Parx as Donna Summer, Pink Sweat$ as Bill Withers and Ledisi as Gladys Knight.
Michelle Monaghan, Jay Pharoah, Dan Fogler, Jason Issacs, Lyndsy Fonseca, Chris Redd, Casey Likes, Sebastian Maniscalco and Jeremy Jordan are also part of the cast.
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