Justin Timberlake to star in ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ series for Apple TV +

The series marks the second adaptation of Chuck Barris’ memoir.

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Justin timberlake returns to Apple TV + as the actor / singer will star The gong show features Chuck Barris in a one-hour drama series based on Barris’s memoir, Confessions of a dangerous mind, according to Term. Barris was also the creator of other game shows like The dating game Y The newlyweds game. Barris claimed in his 1984 memoirs that he was also a CIA assassin.

The show will mark Timberlake’s second project on Apple TV +. Timberlake starred in Palmero, released in January this year and directed by veteran actor Fischer stevens. Timberlake played the main character, a former criminal who takes care of a child. While Timberlake has apparently taken a break from acting in recent years, he has previously appeared in films such as Inside Llewyn Davis, Friends with benefits, Y The social network.


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Miramax and Paramount Television Studios will co-produce the show. Ray donovan Executive producer David hollander will be the showrunner, along with the writer Jon worley, who wrote the pilot. Worley has also written for Justified, Seal team, Y Iron fist. The new Timberlake series is the latest push from Apple TV + to expand its content, following the success of shows like Oprah’s conversation Y Ted lasso.

This is not the first time the story of Chuck Barris has been told. George Clooney directed a 2002 film based on Barris’ memoir of the same title, Confession of a dangerous mind. Sam rockwell portrayed as the alleged game show host / CIA hitman of a Charlie kaufman. That version received rave reviews, but with the talent behind this new show, the original gonzo material, and more time to tell the story, Timberlake may have found his best role yet.

At this point, it’s unclear when Timberlake’s Chuck Barris series will come out, but it sounds like a promising new series from Apple TV +.

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