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Quinto to play Spielberg's Gershwin

Quinto to play Spielberg's Gershwin

Zachary Quinto has reportedly been cast as George Gershwin in Steven Spielberg's biopic of the famed composer.

The Star Trek actor will lead the cast of the Dreamworks feature, which will tell how Gershwin and his brother Ira were responsible for more than a dozen Broadway shows, including Strike Up The Band, Funny Face and Show Girl.

Gershwin passed away in 1937 at the age of 38 following surgery to treat a brain tumour. He received a posthumous Oscar nomination for his song 'They Can't Take That Away From Me', which featured in Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers musical Shall We Dance.

Doug Wright wrote the script for the untitled Gershwin movie, which is one of three projects Spielberg is considering directing this year.

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