Olivia Wilde to Join Bobby Cannavale in Martin Scorsese & Mick Jagger's Rock & Roll HBO Drama Pilot
According to Deadline, Olivia Wilde has just signed on to join Bobby Cannavale in Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter's untitled rock & roll HBO drama pilot. Scorsese, who helmed BOARDWALK EMPIRE's pilot, will direct, with Winter and George Mastras writing.
The drama "is set in 1970's 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 (Cannavale) who is trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound. Richie is undergoing a crisis of character when confronted with a life-altering decision. Wilde will play Richie's wife Devon Finestra, a former actress/model who lived a Bohemian life in 1960s New York. Richie's crisis causes strain on their family and propels her to re-immerse in her former lifestyle."
Production on the project, which has been in development since 2010, is expected to begin this summer.
Wilde has been seen on TV in The O.C., The Black Donnellys, House, Tron: Legacy, Cowboys & Aliens, In Time, and Drinking Buddies. Most recently, Wilde has appeared in Rush, The Words, Her, and others.
The actress won the 2006 US Comedy Arts Festival Film Discovery Jury Award for Best Actress for Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006), and in 2008 at the Teen Choice Awards, she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Star Female for House. Also in 2008, Wilde was honored alongside Jesse Eisenberg with the Vail Film Festival Rising Star Award.
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