Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is to make his big screen Hollywood debut alongside Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman.

The SENORITA singer, 23, has signed to play a journalist in a new thriller EDISON, directed by LAW + ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT writer and producer DAVID BURKE.

Timberlake's hack will team up with a District Attorney's top investigator and a jaded journalist to bring down a corrupt group of police officers.

Rap star and actor LL Cool J will also star in the movie, produced by MILLENNIUM FILMS and EMMETT/FURLA PRODUCTIONS.

The $25.2 million (GBP14 million) drama will start filming in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 8 March (04).

Timberlake previously had a minor role as a car valet alongside ex-love Britney Spears and his 'N Sync bandmates in LONGSHOT in 2000, which was so critically mauled it went straight to video.

10/02/2004 17:20