Mick Jagger Had an Idea for a Movie and Now Someone is Writing It

Today is a good day to be a musician who is far more interested in making movies than crooning out jams (or whatever the kids are calling it these days). Deadline Dartford reports that somehow, between wondering just who the hell that Adam Levine kid is and artfully arranging his collection of scarves, Mick Jagger had an idea for a film and now someone is penning it so that the Jags can also star in it. Celebrity is so choice.

A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson (who also has credit on the Tom Cruise vehicle One Shot, thanks to his first draft of the Lee Child novel source material), will pen a screenplay for the film, currently called Tabloid. Jagger himself cooked up the idea for the flick, which he also hopes to star in. The film follows “a global media mogul with dubious morality, and…a young journalist who gets seduced and sucked into that immoral world.” Jagger is gunning for that mogul role.

Jagger has appeared in a few feature films over the years, but mainly in smaller and often uncredited roles. He has, however, had some meatier roles in films such as Freejack, Bent, and The Man From Elysian Fields. And, trivia! Jagger was once set to play a main character in Werner Herzog’s ill-fated Fitzcarraldo. He then started his own production company back in 1995 to make his own projects (wise).

Kate is an entertainment and culture writer and editor living in New York City. She is also a contributing writer for,,, Vulture,,, The Dissolve, Screen Crush, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, and amNY. Her previous work can also be found at MSN Movies, Boxoffice Magazine, and She lives her life like a French movie, Steve.

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