“Star Trek” and “Heroes” star Zachary Quinto is set to play famed composer and pianist George Gershwin in a biopic of the man for Dreamworks Pictures reports Deadline Hollywood.
Gershwin composed 1924’s instantly recognisable musical composition Rhapsody in Blue along with numerous other orchestral pieces and film scores. He and his brother Ira were responsible for more than a dozen Broadway shows from “Strike up the Band,” “Funny Face,” “Girl Crazy” and “Porgy and Bess” before George died of a brain tumour at 38. Quinto will receive accent and dialogue training for the role.
Doug Wright penned the script with Marc Platt and singer/pianist Michael Feinstein producing. The project is apparently one of three Steven Spielberg himself is considering as his potential next directing project. A shoot as early as April/May could be on the cards.