Wednesday, April 7, 2010 10:34am ET by  


Timberlake joins 'Friends With Benefits'

Justin Timberlake has joined the cast of the upcoming film 'Friends With Benefits'.

The popstar landed a supporting role in Easy A director Will Gluck's romantic comedy. The script, which bears the same name as recently announced projects by Ivan Reitman and an orphaned ABC pilot, was written by Keith Merryman and David Newman. The 29-year-old will star as one of the three leads of the film about a headhunter who begins casually sleeping with a magazine editor. A production schedule and complete cast listing for the film has yet to be released.

In recent years, Timberlake has put more focus on his acting career, landing roles in the forthcoming films 'The Social Network' and 'Bad Teacher', with ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz.