Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek -- and who recently told Wired, "I'm stepping away from Star Trek for at least two years … no movies, no conventions, no anything for a while" -- may now be tuning up for a George Gershwin biopic to be directed by Steven Spielberg. Deadline.com reports that the DreamWorks project could begin shooting as early as April.
Quinto would play the composer and pianist, who, with brother Ira, was responsible for more than a dozen Broadway shows before dying at age 38.
DreamWorks is supplying accent and dialogue coaches for Quinto, Deadline says.
Doug Wright wrote the script, and Marc Platt and singer/pianist Michael Feinstein are producing. A DreamWorks insider told Deadline that this is one of three projects Spielberg is looking at for his next film.