Jeremy Jordan, the Tony-nominated Broadway star and television actor, is set to portray Neil Bogart, founder of Casablanca Records, in the upcoming biographical drama film, Spinning Gold. Directed by Timothy Scott Bogart, Neil’s son, the movie tells the story of the iconic record label launched in the 1970s and its role in the rise of legendary musical acts such as KISS, Donna Summer, Gladys Knight, and The Village People.
This film is a deeply personal project for Timothy, who’s serves as the director and writer, seeing as though it’s a tribute to his father’s enduring legacy in the music industry. Neil’s influence can still be felt today, as the artists he signed to Casablanca Records are still celebrated and admired for their contributions to music.
Spinning Gold features a talented cast, including Michelle Monaghan, Jay Pharoah, Dan Fogler, Jason Issacs, Lyndsy Fonseca, Chris Redd, Casey Likes, and Sebastian Maniscalco. The film promises to offer a fascinating look into the music industry and the rise of one of its most influential figures.
During our interview, Jordan and Bogart shared their insight into their involvement in the film and the legacy of Neil Bogart. Jordan spoke about the challenges and rewards of portraying such an iconic figure in music history, and the responsibility he felt to do justice to Neil’s story. Bogart provided insights into the personal connection he has to the project and the importance of honoring his father’s legacy.
Both Jordan and Bogart emphasized the enduring impact that Neil Bogart had on the music industry, and how his contributions continue to be celebrated today. They spoke about how Neil’s passion for music and his unwavering determination were truly inspirational.
The film promises to be a moving tribute to a true icon of the music industry. With a talented cast and a compelling story, Spinning Gold is sure to be a must-see film for music lovers and anyone interested in the history of the music industry. The movie is set to be released in theaters on March 31, 2023.