Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger is producing a movie titled “Tabloid,” and he might have a starring role in the film.
According to Deadline.com:
“A History of Violence” scribe Josh Olson has been set to write “Tabloid,” the working title of an adult thriller that is being fashioned as a potential starring vehicle for Mick Jagger. Jagger had the idea for the film, and is producing with Victoria Pearman through his Jagged Films banner. They’ve set up the project to be financed by Steve Bing, who’ll also produce through his Shangri-La Entertainment banner.
The role Jagger is eyeing is a global media mogul with dubious morality, and there is a young journalist who gets seduced and sucked into that immoral world. Olson most recently wrote the first draft of One Shot, the Lee Child novel that Paramount is putting into production with Chris McQuarrie directing and Tom Cruise playing Jack Reacher. The UTA-repped Olson has also scripted a series version of the Korean action film “Soo” for FX.
As previously reported, Jagger signed with Creative Artists Agency in 2011 to represent him for his work outside of the Rolling Stones, including his film projects.
As an actor, Jagger’s most recent film (not counting an uncredited cameo in 2008’s “The Bank Job”) was his co-starring role as a pimp to high-end male escorts in the 2002 drama “The Man From Elysian Fields.” As a film producer, Jagger’s most recent movie to be released is the 2008 remake of “The Women.” He was also an executive producer of the short-lived 2007 TV comedy series “The Knights of Prosperity.”
Meanwhile, in an interview with USA Today, Jagger admits that he spends more time on the computer than he thinks he should:
“I spend way too much time on the computer and not enough time playing the guitar. There’s an underlying problem of this screen life taking over all of your life. It’s easy to keep in touch with people, some of whom I wish I’d never kept in touch with. But there they are on Facebook! You can spend a lot of time on that when you should be doing something else.”
Yes, he’s on Twitter. But does he send those tweets himself?
“No!” he says. “But, really, who does?”
Jagger also reiterated in the interview that there are no plans for the Rolling Stones to tour in 2012, which is the band’s 50th anniversary of when the Rolling Stones became a band. He also did not comment on the current status of his relationship with guitarist Keith Richards, whose 2010 best-selling memoir, “Life,” had Richards making highly publicized insults about Jagger.
However, this was Jagger’s response when he was asked if he would consider doing his own memoir:
“The thing about writing books is you have to live through your whole life and dredge up all this stuff. To my mind, it’s rather a dull experience. When people get to a certain age, they tend to live in the past. They get ossified. ‘I remember when’ is how it usually starts. ‘I remember when the Internet didn’t exist.’ I think it’s more fun to write fiction. At least it gets your imagination going, instead of dredging up these ancient histories distorted through the lens of years.”
Jagger famously signed a book deal in the early 1980s to write his memoir, but the deal was canceled when he and the publisher reportedly could not agree on how much “scandalous” information should be in the book. Jagger was reportedly reluctant to do a tell-all memoir.