Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese will team up
with rock ’n’ roll icon Mick Jagger to direct and produce The Long Play for Paramount Pictures, it
was announced today. Re-teaming Scorsese with The Departed scripter Bill Monahan, the film will be set in the
world of the music business, and span over three decades.
The movie — which Jagger and Victoria Pearman will produce,
along with Scorsese — is based on an original idea of Jagger’s, though he
is not expected to appear in a starring role, much to the consternation of fans
of Freejack and 1997’s Bent.
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 works, digital content and
television for both Paramount and its indie arm, Paramount Vantage. Jagger and
Scorsese recently collaborated on a feature-length, yet-to-be-titled Rolling
Stones concert documentary shot at The Beacon Theater in