Justin Timberlake Sued Over Profits From Unreleased 20/20 Album Movie – Deadline

Justin Timberlake just discovered that Hell may have no legal fury like a scorned documentary filmmaker.

The former NSYNC member is being sued in federal court by a longtime music video executive John Urbano over Timberlake’s blockbuster movie The 20/20 experience an album that never saw the light of day. Under a profit-sharing plan supposedly initiated by Timberlake, he and Urbano himself will film the documentary under the radar and release it alongside the release of the highly anticipated album.

Literally, the definition of a win-win for all parties if it goes according to plan.

That was the plan.

Still, though the finished film moved the singer to “tears,” according to the filing, WME reiterated that Timberlake’s interest in further “fading” as 20/20 Experiencehis first solo album in several years, took off.

Urbano argues that trolls star bilked him out of about $2.5 million, which is the Ohio-based estimate he would have been paid if the documentary was a simple rental deal. Instead, with the exception of $20,000 at the start of filming in 2012 and some expenses, One Direction collaborator and director Keith Urban claims he’s been watching Timberlake’s boobies.

“Instead of fulfilling his obligations to the joint venture, Mr. Timberlake failed to take any steps to promote, market and sell the Creating Experience 20/20,” claims breach of contract by Urbano for the nearly decade-old project. “Mr. Timberlake increasingly distanced himself from the project and his partner — often using a network of agents, managers and executives to interact with Mr. Urbano,” the documents filed in Los Angeles added.

In addition to financial compensation, Urbano is seeking a court order to transfer all rights to them Creating a 20/20 experience click to it. Representatives of Timberlake and his Tennman Entertainment Inc. has not submitted a response to the request for a response to the complaint.

For those of you who may have forgotten, the chart toppers and Jay-Z’s involvement The 20/20 experience was released in early 2013. A bit of a musical comeback for the artist, the record proved to be a huge hit for Timberlake, as well as receiving a fair amount of criticism. Double platinum success, The 20/20 experience also won two Grammys, an American Music Award in 2013 and a quartet of wins at the MTV Video Awards that year.

Since then, Timberlake has released two more albums, in 2013 Experience 20/20 – 2 0f 2 and 2018 Man from the forest. None of them were as successful as the first 20/20 album. In fact, Man from the forest was certified platinum by September 2021 – more than two and a half years after its release.

Most recently, after starring in the Fisher Stevens-directed drama Palmer last yearTimberlake has a crime thriller Reptile from longtime video director Grant Singer, making his debut Netflix later this year. Alicia Silverstone, Michael Pitt and Benicio Del Toro co-star in the feature debut from Singer, who co-wrote the screenplay.

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