Music star Justin Timberlake is coming to Netflix on October 12. The concert film “Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids” was shot during the final stop of his “20/20 Experience World Tour”: at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in January 2015. Watch the trailer above.
The film features Timberlake with his band and dancers, the Tennessee Kids, and includes music from throughout his career. It’s directed by Jonathan Demme, best known as the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), but he also has past experience helming music documentaries, including “Neil Young: Heart of Gold” (2006), “Neil Young Journeys” (2011) and “Kenny Chesney: Unstaged” (2012).
Timberlake is already an awards darling, having won nine Grammys to date. He has also successfully expanded into film and television, co-starring in the Oscar-winning “The Social Network” and earning a Golden Globe nomination for co-writing the song “Please Mr. Kennedy” from “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
He’s been even more successful on TV. His guest appearances on the late-night sketch comedy “Saturday Night Live” have won him four Emmys: two for Best Comedy Guest Actor (2009 and 2011) and two for Best Music and Lyrics (“Dick in a Box” in 2007, “Justin Timberlake Monologue” in 2011).
“Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids” could earn him another nomination in 2017, for Best Variety Special, the same category where fellow music superstars Beyonce (“Lemonade”) and Adele (“Live in New York”) competed this year (Emmy voters picked “The Late Late Show: Carpool Karaoke” instead). Do you think “Tennessee Kids” will be an Emmy hit?