updated 05/23/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 05/23/2012 AT 12:30 PM ET
It’s a rare foray behind the scenes for Timberlake, who has been focused on his acting career in recent years.
His last album was 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds.
The movie, which will also star Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Chloe Grace Moretz, is scheduled to begin filming later this year, TheWrap.com reports.