Star Trek and “Heroes” star Zachary Quinto will play famed composer and pianist George Gershwin (pictured left) in a biopic at DreamWorks Pictures, says Deadline Hollywood, which adds that it is one of three projects that Steven Spielberg is looking at to direct next.
The site says that the studio is supplying accent and dialogue coaches for Quinto, and shooting could begin as soon as April. Doug Wright wrote the script, and Marc Platt and singer/pianist Michael Feinstein are producing.
Gershwin, who passed away at the age of 38 in 1937, composed music for both Broadway and the classical concert hall, as well as popular songs. His compositions have been used in numerous films and on television.