Spock and Spielberg? Zachary Quinto Up for Lead in George Gershwin Biopic
The piercing Zachary Quinto, who starred as Heroes supervillain Sylar and charmed as conflicted Vulcan Spock in J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek reboot, is looking to flex his acting muscles, and a proposed Steven Spielberg-helmed biopic about the late theater great George Gershwin may be just the workout he’s looking for.
Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Spielberg and DreamWorks are considering one of three projects for the director, who’s eager to return to his craft. The front-runner, according to an insider, is a film chronicling the success and struggles of famed composer Gershwin, who wrote the scores for over a dozen Broadway shows with his older brother, lyricist Ira. Quills screenwriter Doug Wright will pen the script.
Among the Gershwins’ hit shows are Girl Crazy, Funny Face, and the opera Porgy and Bess. The duo had great success in the 1920s and ’30s before George died after surgery to remove a brain tumor in 1937.
Quinto is reportedly working with a voice coach to prepare to play the musical theater legend.
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