After a run on the big screen including this summer's Rush and Her, Olivia Wilde is planning a return to television with a HBO pilot.
While we are still waiting to hear if Anna Torv’s pilot with HBO has been picked up, news is coming fast for another pilot ordered by the cable giant. Created by not only Martin Scorsese but also Boardwalk Empire scribe Terence Winter and rock legend, Mick Jagger.
Set in the 1970s music scene of New York City, the show is about a man, Richie Finestra played by Bobby Cannavale, down on his luck. Punk and disco are on the rise and Finestra is looking to revive his suffering record label. Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) has been cast as Finestra’s wife Devon, “a former actress/model who lived a Bohemian life in 1960s New York.” Thanks to what is being called her husband’s “crisis of character”, Devon is forced to return to her bohemian ways.
While the casting news has been light, just that of Cannavale and Wilde, the behind the camera drama has been going on for quite some time. The project was originally conceived by Mick Jagger as a feature film, but has been in development at HBO since 2010. In October, the original showrunners, Brian Koppelman and David Levien were replaced by former Breaking Bad writer and producer, George Mastras who also was a writer on the short lived The Dresden Files starring Arrow‘s Paul Blackthorne.
No clue as to when we’ll hear if this “rock and roll drama” will make its way to our television screens, but stay tuned here and we’ll bring you the news as soon as we know it.