MARTIN SCORSESE TO TEAM UP WITH MICK JAGGER TO DIRECT AND PRODUCE ”THE LONG PLAY”
Another press release - this one sounds like it could be a VERY cool project. Of course, if you stop to consider Jagger's cinematic track record... well, hopefully Scorsese's winning streak can offset that. Here's the big news:
ACADEMY AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR MARTIN SCORSESE TO TEAM UP WITH ROCK AND ROLL ICON MICK JAGGER TO DIRECT AND PRODUCE ”THE LONG PLAY” FOR PARAMOUNT PICTURES
PROJECT WILL RE-TEAM SCORSESE WITH THE ACADEMY AWARD WINNER BILL MONAHAN WHO WILL WRITE THE SCREENPLAY
Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese will team up with Rock and Roll icon Mick Jagger to direct “THE LONG PLAY,” a film set in the world of the music business spanning over three decades. Project will re-team Scorsese with Academy Award winning writer for ‘The Departed,” Bill Monahan.
Martin Scorsese will direct. Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman will produce. Film is based on an original idea of Mick Jagger’s which he and Pearman’s Jagged Films took to Scorsese several years ago. Together they developed the project and brought it to Paramount.
Scorsese recently entered into a four-year, first-look deal with Paramount Pictures to direct and produce entertainment across all platforms including feature films, made-for-DVD, digital content and television for Paramount Pictures and Paramount Vantage. His latest film, ‘The Departed,” was nominated for five Academy Awards® and won Best Picture.
Scorsese has directed more than 40 films, including current box office hit “THE DEPARTED,” “THE AVIATOR,” “GANGS OF NEW YORK,” “RAGING BULL,” “TAXI DRIVER,” and “GOODFELLAS.” He is one of the most honored filmmakers in Hollywood, with six each Academy Award nominations and Directors Guild of America nominations.
In 2005, he directed and produced the Emmy and Grammy Award-winning documentary “NO DIRECTION HOME: BOB DYLAN.”
A music legend for over 30 years, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones whose albums have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, formed his production company with Victoria Pearman and are currently prepping the remake of The Women; written and to be directed by Diane English, and teamed with Luc Besson’s Europa to produce an animated feature called RUBY TUESDAY. Jagged Films produced the award-winning ENIGMA and recently completed a documentary on President Clinton’s Global Initiative and they are Executive Producers on ABC’s Knights of Prosperity.
Jagger and Scorsese recently collaborated on a Rolling Stones feature length concert documentary shot at The Beacon theater in New York to be released in the Fall.
Scorsese is represented by Endeavor, Rick Yorn of The Firm and Jake Bloom of Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal & LaViolette LLP. Jagger and Pearman are repped by ICM’s Jeff Berg and Ken Kleinberg. Monahan is also repped by Endeavor and David Fox.