Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese have unveiled details about their long-in-development co-production. Initially conceived by The Rolling Stones frontman as a film project back in 2011 and titled “History of Music,” the project has been renamed ‘Vinyl’ and will debut as a TV series on HBO in 2016.
According to an article posted July 31 at Ultimate Classic Rock, the new series morphed from a film project to a an hour-long drama when the legendary rocker decided to team up with Scorsese. The Oscar-winning director, who previously worked with the charismatic frontman on The Stones 2006 concert film “Shine a Light,” has directed the pilot episode and will also act as executive producer along with Jagger.
Described as a ’70s rock drama,” the cast includes Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano and Andrew “Dice” Clay. Screenplay writers include “Boardwalk Empire”/”The Sopranos” veteran Terence Winter, as well as ‘Breaking Bad” alumnus George Mastras.
No premiere date has been confirmed by HBO, but production is well under way in Brooklyn. Jagger dropped by the set last week and posted an update on Facebook, mentioning the cast and crew were working on episode 6.
Jagger and The Stones recently wrapped up their hugely successful Zip Code Tour of North American earlier this month in Quebec City Summer Festival (FEQ) where the band performed a headline show to a record-breaking crowd of 102,000 fans. For more information on Mick Jagger click here. For details on The Rolling Stones, click here.
Did you know? Mick Jagger recently co-produced the 2014 James Brown biopic, “Get On Up.”