In the works for three years, the project by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger has been suffering delays because of both stars’ busy schedule. But this summer has seen the project taking shape. In June, the actor Bobby Cannavale was announced as the main star. Now it is Brian Koppelman’s and David Levien’s turn to join in — the recruitment of these two showrunners is a good sign that the show will air on HBO.
The writers of “Ocean’s 13” and “Players”(starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake) were chosen to become the showrunners if HBO approves the pilot episode, a positive sign for the future of that show.
The duo will be rewriting the pilot script by Terrence Winter, who had joined the project along the way. The story follows producer Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), in charge of hunting new talents for a major music label based in New York. Through the eyes of this cocaine addict hero, the audience will dive into year 1977 which proved decisive for the music industry as it saw the rise of punk and disco music as well as the very first hours of hip hop music.
Just as he did for “Boardwalk Empire,” Martin Scorsese will direct the pilot episode. Filming is set to take place in 2014.