Justin Timberlake to play alcoholic food critic in new dramedy

09.27.12 5 years ago

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Justin Timberlake will be hitting the bottle for his next film.

The “Trouble with the Curve” star has signed on to play an alcoholic New York restaurant critic (naturally) in a new romantic dramedy titled “The Last Drop,” according to Variety, with director Peter Sollett (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) on board to helm from a script by newcomers Brandon and Phil Murphy. The arc of Timberlake’s character will center on his efforts to get sober after meeting and falling in love with a young woman.

Timberlake can currently be seen in “Trouble with the Curve” opposite Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams (review). Next year he has two films slated – the Coen Bros.’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” in which he stars opposite Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Garrett Hedlund, and online gaming drama “Runner, Runner” co-starring Ben Affleck, Gemma Arterton and Anthony Mackie.

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