Olivia Wilde Joins Martin Scorsese’s Rock ’n’ Roll Pilot for HBO

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Olivia Wilde has been tapped to join Bobby Cannavale in Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s rock ’n’ roll pilot for HBO, which is scheduled to begin lensing in the early summer.

The still-untitled drama explores the drug and sex-fueled music business of 1970s New York as punk and disco are on the rise. The show is seen through the eyes of Cannavale’s Richie Finestra, a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound. Wilde will play Devon Finestra, Richie’s wife and a former actress-model who re-immerses herself in her former Bohemian life when Richie’s crisis causes strain on their family.

Scorsese is attached to direct the pilot, which is penned by regular collaborator Terence Winter (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Boardwalk Empire”) and George Mastras (“Breaking Bad”) with Mastras serving as showrunner. All are exec producing, along with Jagger, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Rick Yorn.

Wilde, who recently appeared in films “Her” and “Rush,” is repped by WME and Hamilton Hodell in the U.K., as well as Untitled Entertainment, Ziffren Brittenham and Prime PR.

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  1. so happy to see you and M. Mastras working.

  2. lynn vista says:

    Scorsese article: who wrote this story. Wtf words are lensing? That isn’t a word and my smart phone infact tries to correct as I spell it. And showrunner? Wtf is this word? And repped?
    come on Variety…are you guys seriously gonna let millennialism change how production lingo is said by this generation who think they can change standards? I mean come on….this sounds like a Jr. High school wrote this and made sound cutesy.
    My God. Doesn’t anyone have respect for the English language and true journalism anymore?

  3. So, what will this be about, or will it JUST be on the “Glory days of the Carter administration, when interest rates were sky high, as was unemployment, yet our international standing was at its lowest, but everybody had a good time?”

  4. Chelsea says:

    Olivia is one of my top favorite actress so now she is apart of this new series am looking forward to see this show.

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