Just when you thought it was never going to happen, it looks like singer turned actor Justin Timberlake is heading into the studio to make sweet music again.
However, don’t get your hopes up too fast because Timberlake isn’t working on his own music. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the singer has just signed on to make music for the motion picture soundtrack to The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.
If this seems a little out of left field, it really isn’t as Timberlake’s fiance Jessica Biel is starring in the film alongside Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film is a New Orleans tale about natives who build a raft to cross the Atlantic after Morgan’s character becomes widowed. It is expected that Timberlake will also sign on as the film’s sole music supervisor as well.
Although the film right now is in pre-production it is slated to start filming later this year. Meanwhile as for immediate plans it is said that Timberlake and Biel plan to get hitched this summer.
The SNL favorite hasn’t made an album since the chart topping 2006’s Future Sex/Love Sounds. Though he said he always loved music, the singer has said recently that music wasn’t his first priority and that he didn’t feel connected to it like he did before, and would rather pursue acting as of right now.
Last June he told Playboy magazine, “Unfortunately, the business of music is what taints an artist’s desire to make music,” he continued. “I don’t want to paint a picture of being jaded, because I love making music. I honestly love it. But there is a level where making music becomes a total life-sucking commitment.”
Are you happy about Justin Timberlake’s involvement in the soundtrack or would you rather he focuses on his own sound?