AceShowbiz - Rapper Wiz Khalifa is stepping into the shoes of funk legend George Clinton for a long-gestating biopic about disco music mogul Neil Bogart.
Also joining the line-up is singer Tayla Parx as Donna Summer, and Ledisi as Gladys Knight, alongside Jason Derulo, who was previously tapped to portray Ronald Isley, reports Deadline. Jay Pharoah, Michelle Monaghan, Jason Isaacs are also among those in the cast ensemble.
Production on "Spinning Gold", written and directed by Bogart's son Timothy Scott Bogart, is already underway in New Jersey.
The film will chronicle the rise of Bogart's hit labels Buddah and Casablanca in the 1960s and 1970s, when his artists included Summer, Clinton's Parliament group, Knight, The Isley Brothers, Village People, KISS, and Bill Withers, among many others.
Its soundtrack is said to be featuring a new versions of Summer's "Last Dance" and "Love to Love You Baby"; Parliament's "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)"; the Isley Brothers' "Fight the Power" and "It's Your Thing"; Knight's "Midnight Train to Georgia"; as well as Withers' "Lean on Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine" among others.
Music producer Evan Bogart and Atlantic Records president Kevin Weaver are among its executive producers.