Justin Timberlake: Movie Star, Singer… Broadway Actor?

For those hoping that Justin Timberlake will return to music, I have some bad news for you: that won’t be happening for quite some time. It seems that Justin, who has ditched his musical career for an acting one, is looking to be a more serious actor and a role in a brand new Broadway play may be just the thing!

The John Grisham novel A Time to Kill has just been adapted into a stage play by Rupert Holmes and is scheduled for a reading in NYC this Friday, reports Perez Hilton. Sources say that if all goes well at tomorrow’s reading and producers go forward with making it a Broadway production, Justin is their first pick for the role of Brigance. If Justin were to get and accept the role, he would be walking in the footsteps of Matthew McConaughey, who played Brigance in the 1996 Joel Schumacher film.

Here’s the 1996 film:

Justin in a serious Broadway play? Don’t know how that will go. Granted, he’s acted in several movies in the past year (The Social Network, Bad Teacher, Friends With Benefits) and he’s definitely got the singing chops… perhaps a musical is more fit?

Would you see Justin in a Broadway play? Do you prefer Justin as a singer or an actor?