HBO has its sights set on a potential series focusing on the music business that would bring together Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and director Martin Scorsese, among others, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The THR story reports: “The premium cable network is very hot on a script that ‘Boardwalk Empire’s’ Terence Winter has turned in for an untitled 1970s rock ‘n’ roll project in development, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to Winter, the potential series has a string of bold face names attached, including Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, who met with HBO executives to discuss the project over lunch at Craft earlier this month.”
The show is an hourlong drama tracking a New York-based record exec circa 1977, with plenty of cocaine involved and a musical mix of punk, disco and something new at the time, hip-hop, the story reports.
Winter will write the pilot and will executive produce along with Scorsese, who will direct the pilot. Jagger will also executive produce along with his producing partner Victoria Pearman and Scorsese’s manager, Rick Yorn, the story adds.
Jagger originally conceived the idea as a film, the story notes, initially at Disney and later at Paramount.
The story adds: “The project will serve as a reunion for Scorsese, Jagger and Pearman, who collaborated on the 2008 documentary ‘Shine a Light.’”