EXCLUSIVE: Who will play Mick Jagger and Keith Richards? Andy Goddard, one of the lead directors on the popular and critically acclaimed series Downton Abbey, has been set to direct the feature film Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones, based on the book by Robert Greenfield about the legendary rock group’s summer when they recorded the album on which the book is partially named. Greenfield also wrote the biography of Timothy Leary.
Brandon & Philip Murphy wrote the screenplay for Exile on Main Street. Virgin Produced, City Entertainment, KippSter Entertainment and The Gotham Group are producing the project. The filmmakers are eyeing a winter start date and are looking to cast Jagger and Richards now.
Goddard (Set Fire to the Stars) had his film A Kind of Murder starring Patrick Wilson, Haley Bennett and Jessica Biel bow at the Tribeca film festival this year. Goddard is also directing some episodes of Marvel/Netflix’s superhero shows as well. He is directing The Punisher after just helming Daredevil.
The filmmaker is repped by United Agents and Verve Talent and Literary Agency.