Former 'N SYNC star Lance Bass is working on a modern movie version of F Scott Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby - but he fears he's too old to star in the project.

The BYE BYE BYE singer hopes to set the new film, which he'll produce, in a US high school.

The 26-year-old explains, "We're casting for it right now. I'd love to play a part but I'm probably too old to play a high school guy.

"A lot of people still see me as that 16-year-old who first started out, which is very flattering, and I still think I look like I'm in high school and feel like I'm in high school, but the other producers say I can't play 21 anymore."