So, the news doing the rounds today includes this little gem – Zachary Quinto, known around the globe as the second incarnation of Spock, is to play George Gershwin, the famed Broadway composer and pianist in a biopic project for Dreamworks.

Potentially bigger news is orbiting this story as the director’s chair is currently vacant, with Steven Spielberg rumoured to eyeing this as his next project. It makes sense, as the needless Harvey remake hitting the skids and the long rumoured Lincoln project still in the stalls, a biopic of an American legend may just be the next turn in the road for the acclaimed director.

The news broke over on Deadline Hollywood, who claim that this is one of three projects Spielberg is looking to take on. Doug Wright wrote the script, and Marc Platt is on production duties with singer/pianist Michael Feinstein.

With Quinto on board, complete with dialogue and accent coaches signed up, the story of Gershwin is sure to centre on the composer’s extraordinary creative collaboration with his brother Ira, and his tragic early death at the age of 38.