It's the season for rock docs, and this one sounds like its gonna be great! Spinning Gold has been rumored to be in production for over 5 years, but now, thanks to the success of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of record executive Neil Bogart will be told. Bogart was the infamous music legend who founded Casablanca Records in 1974, and is credited with discovering, launching and nurturing the careers of music superstars, like KISS, Parliament, Donna Summer, The Village People, The Isley Brothers, Gladys Knight, Bill Withers, and Curtis Mayfield. Casablanca Records helped create the sound and image would come to define 70s pop culture. Bogart's personal story is compelling as well. He went from being a dirt-poor Jewish kid from Brooklyn to become a multimillionaire who helped define 70′s pop culture, before dying in 1982 at the early age of 39 from cancer and lymphoma.
Bogart's sons Tim and Evan wrote the film and will also serve as directors. The all-star, ensemble cast includes Tony-nominee Jeremy Jordan as Neil Bogart, Samuel L. Jackson as Parliament leader George Clinton, Kenan Thompson as Motown’s Berry Gordy, Jason Isaacs as Al Bogart (the record producer’s father), Jason Derulo plays Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers, Jay Pharoah plays WBLS radio DJ Frankie Crocker, D.L. Hughley plays Parliament’s Bootsy Collins, 11-time Grammy nominee Jazmine Sullivan plays Gladys Knight, Steven Strait and X Ambassadors’ Sam Harris play respective KISS leaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, Neil Patrick Harris plays KISS co-manager Bill Aucoin, and a yet-to-be-named young singer is about to be named to play Donna Summer.
Production begins next month in Montreal