Juno Temple (Maleficent) has been cast in HBO‘s untitled Rock ’n’ Roll drama pilot, from executive producers Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, George Mastras and Terence Winter. The pilot is gearing toward production in early summer with Scorsese directing. Co-written by Winter and showrunner Mastras, the untitled drama is set in 1970s New York and explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), who is trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound. Temple, repped by UTA, Troika and attorney Jamie Feldman, will play Jamie Vine, an ambitious assistant in the A&R department at the label, American Century Records.
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She uses her keen abilities to manipulate people and blend into the various subcultures of the New York music underground, in order to break through the glass ceiling and get ahead. Olivia Wilde co-stars as Richie’s wife. Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Rick Yorn also exec produce.
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