For months, HBO’s high-profile “Untitled Rock & Roll Drama” with Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese has pooled talent the likes of Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde, all without so much as the suggestion of a name. Now the pay cable network has finally gifted us with the simple-yet-perfect moniker Vinyl, also setting a 2016 premiere for the new music drama.
Well, we can’t say for sure as a high-profile project from the likes of Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger has ever gone so long through development without an actual title, but HBO officially likes the sweet sounds of “Untitled Rock ‘N’ Roll Project.” The Bobby Cannavale-led ‘70s drama has an official series pickup, with cast from the likes of Olivia Wilde to Ray Romano, and even a beloved ‘Legend of Korra’ star.
It amuses us to no end that HBO's forthcoming period rock and roll drama from the likes of 'Boardwalk Empire' Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger still hasn't settled on a title, yet continually expands its cast to biblical proportions. Joining Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano today are Mick Jagger's own son James, comedian Andrew "Dice" Clay, a 'Wolf' of Wall Street, and many more.
Although it doesn't yet have a title, HBO's forthcoming Mick Jagger-Martin Scorsese ’70s-set rock drama has intrigued more and more with the casting of leading actor Bobby Cannavale ('Boardwalk Empire') and Olivia Wilde. Now, in lieu of actually naming the thing, the new HBO drama has taken yet another surprise move in casting sitcom icon Ray Romano among its regulars.
We were a bit bummed to learn that 'Boardwalk Empire' showrunner Terence Winter had accepted a season 5 end to the HBO prohibition drama in order to develop his new 1970s New York rock drama with Bobby Cannavale, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, but the proposed series just got a whole lot prettier. Olivia Wilde will return to TV for the new HBO period drama, but as whom, you ask?
While we were saddened to see Bobby Cannavale depart HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire' last year, the former Gyp Rosetti may not have gone very far. New reports claim that Cannavale has won the leading role in a long-gestating music drama pilot created for HBO by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger himself, and 'Boardwalk Empire' creator Terence Winter.
Well, kids, here we are. The end of this season of 'SNL,' and more importantly, the end of an era, as Kristen Wiig bids us farewell. Mick Jagger hosts a very special episode, so grab your tissues and get ready to say goodbye to one of the most talented actresses 'SNL' has ever had.
Last night, for the first time in a long time, 'Saturday Night Live's musical segments proved to be actually worth your time and were not just an opportunity to run to the kitchen to make a sandwich. In addition to his regular hosting duties, Mick Jagger performed several times with special guest accompaniment. For the first musical interlude, he sang a medley of Rolling Stones hits with The Foo Fighters backing him up. For his second performance, he teamed up with Jeff Beck for a down and dirty blues riff about this year's political election.
The problem with frequently having superstars guest host your comedy sketch show is that some of them act like they're above the material and refuse have some fun with their image. This was definitely not the case with Mick Jagger, whose hosting duties on last night's 'Saturday Night Live' pretty much involved him just having an absolute blast at every turn. One of the highlights of the episode involved a sketch where Jagger was forced to endure a series of truly awful impressions of, well...himself!
It's no secret that Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger will host the season finale of 'SNL,' but now the main question on everyone's mind is, "Will he be any good?" If his promos with Kristen Wiig are any suggestion, the short answer is... It's too soon to tell.