The "Black Snake Moan" is really annoying young actor Justin Timberlake that he is now in discussion to jump in the Craig Brewer direction. Timberlake is planning to co-star with Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci in the Paramount Classics film, budgeted at about $13 million.
"Black Snake Moan," which actually is taken from a 1920s blues record by Blind Lemon Jefferson, will revolve the story of a blues guitarist, played by Jackson, abandoned by his wife. He tries to redeem the soul of a girl, Ricci, addicted to sex in a rural town. Timberlake would play Ricci's boyfriend. The movie is set to shoot in September in Memphis.