HBO drama on New York 1970s music scene is co-produced by Martin Scorsese
Mick Jagger‘s son James Jagger is to star in an HBO drama series being co-produced by The Rolling Stones’ singer alongside Martin Scorsese.
The as-yet-untitled series will focus on the New York music scene of the 1970s, showcasing the development of punk and disco through the eyes of fictional record company executive Richie. The cocaine-addicted exec will be played by Bobby Cannavale, who portrayed gangster Gyp Rosetti in the Scorsese-produced Boardwalk Empire.
James Jagger will play the singer of fictional punk band Nasty Bits. Jagger attended the same high-school drama class in New York as Twilight actor Robert Pattinson. His previous acting roles include parts in Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and Howard Marks biopic Mr Nice.
Other casting announced for the series, which doesn’t yet have a transmission date, includes Ray Romano, Juno Temple, PJ Byrne, Andrew Dice Clay and Borgen actress Birgitte Sorensen as Jagger’s muse.