The trailer for writer/director Timothy Scott Bogart’s biographical drama film Spinning Gold has arrived. The film is based on the life of his father, Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart.
Casablanca Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group and currently operated under Republic Records.
What do Donna Summer, Parliament, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, The Village People, and Bill Withers all have in common with the rock band KISS?
They all rose to their musical heights under the watchful ear of the music industry’s most colorful and brilliant music producer, Neil Bogart, founder of Casablanca Records, the most successful independent record company of all time.
Along with a rag tag team of young music lovers, Neil and Casablanca Records would rewrite history and change the music industry forever. Their mix of creative insanity, a total belief in each other and the music they were creating, shaped our culture and ultimately defined a generation.
In a story so unbelievable that it can only be true, comes the motion picture event of the musical journey of Neil Bogart and how his Casablanca Records created the greatest soundtrack of our lives.
Some of today’s hottest music stars are playing the icons who inspired them and singing their most popular songs, including Grammy and Golden Globe nominee Wiz Khalifa as George Clinton and Jason Derulo as Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers.
There’s also Pink Sweat$ as Bill Withers, Grammy Award nominee Tayla Parx as Donna Summer, and multi-Grammy winner Ledisi as Gladys Knight.
The Spinning Gold cast includes Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde), Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible franchise, Gone Baby Gone), Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live, Bad Hair), and Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The Walking Dead, The Goldbergs).
Also starring are Jason Issacs (Harry Potter franchise, The Death of Stalin, The Patriot), Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass, Hot Tub Time Machine), Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live), Casey Likes (Almost Famous on Broadway), and comedian/actor Sebastian Maniscalco (The Irishman).
Spinning Gold is written, directed, and produced by Timothy Scott Bogart and produced by Jessica Martins, and Laurence Mark, as well as produced by Gary A. Randall, Chris Torto, Bradley Bogart, and David Haring.
Grammy-winning music producer Evan “Kidd” Bogart, along with Harvey Mason, Jr. and Atlantic Records president Kevin Weaver are executive producers on the film and Atlantic Records will be releasing the soundtrack.
Jeremy Jordan plays Neil Bogart, Michelle Monaghan is Beth Weiss, Jay Pharoah is Cecil Holmes, Lyndsy Fonseca is Joyce Biawitz, Dan Fogler is Buck Reingold, Payton List is Nancy Weiss, James Wolk is Larry Harris, and Michael Ian Black is Bill Aucoin.
Chris Redd portrays Frankie Crocker, Vincent Pastore is Big Joey, Nick Sandow is Mo Ostin, Sebastian Maniscalco is Giorgio Moroder, and Jason Isaacs is Al Bogatz.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.