James Jagger, Andrew Dice Clay and P.J. Byrne are among the latest additions to the large cast of the pilot for HBO’s rock ‘n’ roll drama project from Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter and George Mastras.
Mick Jagger is among the exec producers of the untitled project set in late-1970s New York in the height of the disco era and stirrings of punk rock. Production on the pilot is under way in Gotham.
James Jagger, the oldest of Mick’s three sons, is set to play the lead singer of punk band Nasty Bits — a role that should come naturally not only because of his parentage but also from his time as the frontman of rock band Turbogeist. James Jagger has logged time on the U.K. stage among other acting gigs.
Clay plays the cocaine-fueled owner of a chain of radio stations. Byrne will play the head of legal for the record label at the heart of the show. Bobby Cannavale stars as the head of a successful label who grapples with a difficult personal life. Olivia Wilde plays his estranged ex-model wife.
Others joining the cast include Joe Caniano, Ato Essandoh, Robert Funaro, Birgitte Sorenson and J.C. Mackenzie.
Winter penned the script and is exec producing with Scorsese, Jagger, Mastras, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Rick Yorn.