Posted by Newson 05/22/2012 at 3:52 PM
At this point, Justin Timberlake is every bit as much of a working musician as, say, Chloe Moretz, Jessica Biel or Jeffrey Dean Morgan–which is to say, not really one at all. So when you say something like, oh, “Justin Timberlake’s closer to making music again!” you’re not talking about album release cycles, or even one-off songs for some stray soundtrack or commercial. You’re talking about something more like Justin Timberlake scoring a movie, in this case The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea, directed by Bill Purple and starring the aforementioned Moretz, Biel and Morgan.
Sure. Why not? He’s got the songwriting experience, as far back as ‘N Sync. And musician-turned-film composer is a well-established career trajectory, in times old–music-industry old, at least, with former Oingo Boingo member Danny Elfman–to new, such as the current ventures of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who’s scored both games and, recently, films like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network. That latter film both starred Timberlake and got Reznor an Oscar, so you imagine that’s where Timberlake got the idea. Or else he’d secretly been hoping to move on to this while writing pop songs for Celebrity, making it his boy-bander’s pipe dream. You decide which to believe.
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