Following his success with “Palmer” in January, actor/singer Justin Timberlake is returning to the Apple TV+ service for a new series.
Timberlake will star as former “Gong Show” host Chuck Barris in the currently untitled adaptation of Barris’ 1984 memoir “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”.
Said book had Barris making suspect claims that his TV hosting gig was a front for his real job – a CIA assassin who took out enemies of the state in the 1960s and 1970s.
George Clooney directed a 2002 film adaptation of the property with Sam Rockwell playing Barris.
Miramax and Paramount Television Studios are backing the series which has “Ray Donovan” executive producer David Hollander set as co-showrunner alongside pilot writer Jon Worley (“Justified,” “Iron Gist”).
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