by: Sammy Mink
Bobby Cannavale is in talks to star in Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s UNTITLED ROCK N’ ROLL PILOT. The project, set up at HBO, follows a cocaine-fueled record executive in New York at the height of rock and roll – 1977 – when punk, disco and hip hop were all fighting for attention on the music scene. The pilot was penned by Terence Winter, while Scorsese is attached to direct and executive produce alongside Jagger and Winter. Cannavale would star as music exec Richie Finestra.
This isn’t the first time Cannavale has appeared in a Scorsese project, having played Gyp Rosetti on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” He’s best known, though, for his roles in critically acclaimed indies like “The Station Agent,” “Win Win,” and, more recently, Jon Favreau’s “Chef.” His upcoming projects are a diverse mix of genres, including Paul Feig’s comedy “Spy,” Will Gluck’s family dramedy adaptation “Annie,” and Peyton Reed’s action/sci-fi “Ant-Man.”
Cannavale is repped by ICM and Framework Entertainment.