Jagger and Scorsese had previously collaborated on the 2008 all-star Rolling Stones flick Shine a Light. Scorsese has been all over HBO in recent years, thanks to Boardwalk Empire and his recent documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World. Marty has a long-running interest in the music world with The Last Waltz, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, The Blues, and upcoming projects about Bob Marley and Frank Sinatra also in his prestigious filmography. Jagger's resume, at least when it comes to Hollywood, is less impressive: The last time Mick wrote a film, it was 1987's Running Out of Luck, the proud owner of a 4.4/10 on IMDb. He also crafted the story for 1984's Blame It on the Night, and that's currently sitting at 4.5/10. Thankfully, they're letting Winter write this series.
If Jagger's life is anything like Keith Richards' Life, Mick could just sit back, reminisce about the old times, and provide at least three seasons worth of material. There will be some competition on cable, however. According to THR, Showtime is plotting their own rock n' roll series called Vinyl that also takes place in the 1970's and revolves around a group of record executives, musicians, groupies, and drug dealers. Like Mad Men with a beat. Unless Showtime somehow secures Richards, Francis Ford Coppola, and Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan to develop Vinyl, it's safe to assume that Jagger and Scorsese's show will be the superior of the two.
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