Justin Timberlake Tackles The Role Of An Alcoholic Writer

    Justin Timberlake may have gotten his start by singing and dancing, but that’s certainly not what he’s up to these days. The multi-talented pop star has declined to return to music anytime soon, but he’s got plenty of film roles available to keep himself busy. 

    The latest word from NME is that he’s preparing to collaborate with Peter Sollett, the director best known for the romantic comedy Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Their upcoming project is apparently called The Last Drop, and it’s another rom-com that centers on a writer who needs to get on the wagon. If he doesn’t, his job as a New York Magazine restaurant critic and the girl of his dreams are liable to slip through his fingers. 

    Timberlake has surprised a lot of people with his acting ambitions, and particularly his comedic chops. Besides The Trouble With The Curve, which is in theaters now, he’s impressed audiences on Saturday Night Live, viewers in Bad Teacher and critics for his performance as Napster founder Sean Parker in The Social Network. He’ll step up his game even more next year when he joins an ensemble cast directed by the Coen brothers in Inside Llewyn Davis.