Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter to rock out at HBO

Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter team up for a rock 'n roll series on HBO

An A-list force of entertainers including Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese and "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter are teaming up for an HBO series about the music industry in New York during the 1970s.

The series, which is for now just being referred to as an "untitled rock 'n' roll project," will explore "the drug and sex fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound."

Winter will be the show runner and writer of the project, as well as an executive producer. Scorsese, who was also an executive producer of "Boardwalk Empire," will direct the pilot and also serve as an executive producer, along with Jagger, Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and George Mastras.

Starring in the show is another "Boardwalk" veteran, Bobby Cannavale, who will play Richie Finestra, the founder and president of a a top-tier record label (American Century Records) who has a great ear for discovering new talent. Finestra undergoes a crisis of character when confronted with a life-altering decision.

Olivia Wilde will play Finestra's wife Olivia, a former actress and model who lived a bohemian life in 1960s New York. Others in the cast include Ray Romano, Juno Temple, Anderw "Dice" Clay and Jagger's son James Jagger, who will play the lead singer of an early punk rock band called Nasty Bits.

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