Source: Deadline Hollywood
reports that Zachary Quinto
will play famed composer and pianist George Gershwin in a biopic at DreamWorks Pictures.
Gershwin, who passed away at the age of 38 in 1937, composed music for both Broadway and the classical concert hall, as well as popular songs. His compositions have been used in numerous films and on television.
The biopic, written by Doug Wright
, stands as one of three projects that Steven Spielberg
is looking to direct next.
The site says that the studio is supplying accent and dialogue coaches for Quinto, and shooting could begin as soon as April.