Justin Timberlake will star in the title role of SK Global’s drama Palmer, which Mister Smith represents for international sales.
Fisher Stevens will direct and the project has been earmarked for a principal photography start in late autumn.
Palmer is about a former college football phenomenon named Eddie Palmer who, after a stint in prison, returns to his hometown to get his life back on track and must take charge of a unique young boy who has been abandoned by his wayward mother. Cheryl Guerriero’s script appeared on the 2016 Black List.
Charles B. Wessler (Green Book) will produce alongside SK Global co-CEOs John Penotti and Charlie Corwin, Sidney Kimmel and Daniel Nadler. SK Global and Nadler will co-finance the film.
Timberlake recently wrapped production on the upcoming DreamWorks animated feature Trolls World Tour.
SK Global’s past projects include the $238m global hit Crazy Rich Asians, Hindi-language Netflix series Delhi Crime, and the Oscar-nominated western Hell Or High Water starring Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine.