SCORS­ESE, JAG­GER TAKE ’70S FOR A SPIN

Herald Sun - Switched On - - COVER STORY - ANNA CALD­WELL EN­TER­TAIN­MENT WRITER

Rock’n’roll in the ’70s is back, and Mick Jag­ger and Martin Scors­ese are its care­tak­ers.

New se­ries Vinyl smacks you in the face with se­ri­ous 1970s nos­tal­gia, over­flow­ing with all that it should be — crime, sex, drugs and money.

Star­ring Bobby Can­navale (above), Olivia Wilde and Ray Ro­mano, it’s the pe­riod tale of record ex­ec­u­tive Richie Fines­tra — Can­navale — who is liv­ing on life’s edge with a be­lea­guered la­bel on the hunt for the next big thing.

Wilde plays his wife — a for­mer Andy Warhol muse — with Ro­mano his em­ployee.

Wo­ven with pe­riod mu­sic and char­ac­ters from 1973, the se­ries has its gen­e­sis in Jag­ger’s hopes for a film.

Jag­ger had nur­tured the idea for years be­fore tak­ing it to Scors­ese.

Once the TV se­ries was funded, Jag­ger acted as a con­sul­tant on the pe­riod and the in­dus­try, say­ing of his busi­ness ex­pe­ri­ence in the ’70s: “I got re­ally in­volved in record com­pa­nies and how they worked and who was good, who was bad, who paid who, who screwed who, who ended up with the money.”

Scors­ese said he came to the pro­ject not only as a film­maker but as a con­sumer of rock’n’roll.

“I’m (Jag­ger’s) au­di­ence, and that mu­sic, when I first heard it all the way through to the ’70s and ’80s and into now, it’s stuff that is ba­si­cally the in­spi­ra­tion for a lot of the vi­su­al­i­sa­tions that I have of scenes through­out my films.”

Can­navale spent time with Jag­ger for the role.

“Not so much on the char­ac­ter, but we talked about the era,” Can­navale said. “For me, what’s re­ally help­ful is Mick let­ting me hang around him. It’s re­ally good for me to see how peo­ple be­have around Mick.”

Show run­ner Ter­rence Win­ter of Board­walk Em­pire and The So­pra­nos fame said the equa­tion was a no-brainer.

“Those two guys and this sub­ject mat­ter, ab­so­lutely I’m into this,” he said.

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