Martin Scorsese teams up with Mick Jagger

MUMBAI: Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese will team up with Rock and Roll icon Mick Jagger to direct The Long Play, a film set in the world of the music business spanning over three decades.

This project, which will be directed by Scorsese, will re-team him with Academy Award winning writer for The Departed, Bill Monahan.

Scorsese, Jagger and Victoria Pearman will produce the movie, which is based on an original idea of Mick Jagger’s which he and Pearman’s Jagged Films took to Scorsese several years ago. Together they developed the project for Paramount.

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, digital content and television for Paramount Pictures and Paramount Vantage. His latest film, The Departed, was nominated for five Academy Awards and won Best Picture.

Jagger and Scorsese recently collaborated on a Rolling Stones feature length concert documentary shot at The Beacon Theater in New York to be released later this year.