Director Martin Scorsese and musician Mick Jagger will produce a Rock ‘n’ Roll series for HBO, named “History of Music”. This project will tell the story of two friends and those 40 years they spent in the music industry, from R&B era to contemporary hip-hop.
The project dates from 2008 and, according to sources, it should have been produced by Jagged Films. At this project William Monahan should collaborated, the screenwriter for “The Departed” by Martin Scorsese.
But in the meantime Scorsese and Jagger made the documentary “Shine a Light”, which presented two concerts of Rolling Stones in 2006, in New York. The documentary features stars like theformer U.S. President Bill Clinton, Jack White and Christina Aguilera.
According to sources close to the new project, the screenwriter of “The Sopranos”, Terence Winter, has joined the team, while Scorsese will provide direction.Martin Scorsese is considered one of the most influential contemporary American filmmakers, is the author of now classic films like “Taxi Driver” (1976), “Raging Bull” (1980) and
“Goodfellas” (1990). Winner of prestigious awards in the 70-80 – Golden Globe, BAFTA, American Syndicate Movie Award, Scorsese was awarded the Oscar for directing until 2007 for the movie “The Departed”.
He is currently working with director Terence Winter on another project for HBO drama “Boardwalk Empire,” which will have the premiere on September 19. However, Scorsese is working on 3D movie “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”, starring, among others, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley and Jude Law.
Mick Jagger is a member of The Rolling Stones, along with Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. They sold over 200 million albums worldwide over the past five decades and claimed thousands of concerts with the house closed.
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