|Jagger & Scorsese Plot HBO Drama|
Mick Jagger is about to add television producer to his extensive list of accomplishments. The Rolling Stones frontman is teaming up with filmmaker Martin Scorsese to create a new HBO drama depicting the 1970s rock scene, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Terence Winter – best known for creating HBO and Scorsese’s current hit drama, Boardwalk Empire – penned the show’s script. What, exactly, will this rock-saturated drama entail? The hour-long series promises to track the adventures of “a cocaine-fueled record executive in New York City circa 1977,” a time “when punk, disco and a new form of music called hip-hop collided.”
The Rolling Stones rocker first proposed the idea for the series as a film project, initially going to Disney and then Paramount. Jagger will executive produce the series along with his producing partner, Victoria Pearman. Pearman and Scorsese’s manager, Rick Yorn, are executive producers. The project will serve as a reunification for Scorsese, Jagger and Pearman, who collaborated on the 2008 documentary, Shine a Light. Jagger also was recently in the news for his alleged addiction to social networking site Facebook.
A look at the competition may have spurred HBO taking on the project, as Showtime is working on a rock industry drama, as well. The Showtime series, called Vinyl, explores multiple aspects of the music business in 1970s Los Angeles from the viewpoint of record executives and rock stars to the darker side of the business.