Having already worked together on the pretty ok Shine a Light concert film, one of the greatest living film directors is teaming up with one of the greatest living rock ‘n roll frontmen to collaborate on a new project. Spinner reports that Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger are coming together with writer Terrence Winter (who wrote for one of the greatest TV shows of all time, The Sopranos), to create a new HBO series that will act as “a rock ‘n’ roll’ epic.” Forgive my hyper-usage of the word “greatest” in this paragraph, but c’mon—Scorsese, Jagger and a Sopranos writer? You could do far worse.
According to Spinner:
“The story will follow two friends as they go through 40 years working in the music business ‘from the early days of R&B to contemporary hip-hop.’
“Jagger was originally planning a feature about this with Disney but he moved the project to Paramount three years ago when Scorsese and ‘The Departed’ screenwriter William Monahan signed on… Instead of a movie, the team will turn it into a series for HBO based on Jagger’s original idea with Monahan and Sopranos’ alum Winter in. Should the pilot get the green light, Scorsese will most likely direct it, just as he did with the forthcoming HBO drama, ‘Boardwalk Empire.‘”
Also? Expect a slow-motion sequence featuring “Gimme Shelter” to show up somewhere in the program.
What do you think of Scorsese and Jagger teaming up for a TV series?