Tayla Parx shines as Donna Summer in new clip from the upcoming Casablanca Records biopic, Spinning Gold.
In the clip, Parx portrays the classic disco singer performing “Love to Love You Baby” with Jeremy Jordan’s voice-over as Casablanca Records CEO Neil Bogart overlaid. As Bogart, Jordan describes how Summer’s image was being created in real-time as the success and scandal of the record, which featured simulated orgasms, took hold of the country.
Spinning Gold follows the success of Casablanca Records, which has been described as a story "so unbelievable that it can only be true."
According to the official description:
What do Donna Summer, Parliament, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers, The Village People, and Bill Withers all have in common with the rock band KISS? They all rose to their musical heights under the watchful ear of the music industry’s most colorful and brilliant music producer, Neil Bogart, founder of Casablanca Records, the most successful independent record company of all time. Along with a rag-tag team of young music lovers, Neil and Casablanca Records would rewrite history and change the music industry forever. Their mix of creative insanity, a total belief in each other and the music they were creating, shaped our culture and ultimately defined a generation. In a story so unbelievable that it can only be true, comes the motion picture event of the musical journey of Neil Bogart and how his Casablanca Records created the greatest soundtrack of our lives.
The film also stars Wiz Khalifa as George Clinton, Pink Sweat$ as Bill Withers, Ledisi as Gladys Knight and Jason Derulo as Ron Isley. The rest of the cast includes Jay Pharoah, Chris Redd, Michelle Monaghan, Dan Fogler, Jason Isaacs, Lyndsy Fonseca, Casey Likes and Sebastian Maniscalco.
Bogart’s son, Timothy Scott Bogart, writes, and directs the film. His brother Bradley is producing as well as Jessica Martins, Laurence Mark, Gary A. Randall, Chris Torto and David Haring. Timothy and his other brother Evan are also executive producing with Harvey Mason Jr. and Atlantic Records president Kevin Weaver. Atlantic Records will release the soundtrack.
The film will be released on March 31.