Paul Ben-Victor, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, James Jagger and J.C. Mackenzie, originally cast as recurring in HBO’s untitled Rock ‘n’ Roll pilot from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, have been promoted to regulars now that the project has gone to series.
Set in 1970s New York, the drama explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale) trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound.
Jagger, who is son of the project’s executive producer Mick Jagger, plays Kip Stevens, lead singer of Nasty Bits, an early punk rock band. MacKenzie plays Skip Fontaine, Richie’s partner and Head of Sales for American Century Records. Sorensen plays Ingrid, a Danish actress favored by Andy Warhol and close friend of Richie Finestra’s wife Devon. She next will be seen in Pitch Perfect 2. In Plain Sight alum Ben-Victor plays Maury Gold, a charming, avuncular record company owner with the ability to be brutally unsentimental when it comes to money. He is with APA and Industry Entertainment.
The quartet join the series regular cast led by Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano and Juno Temple.
Winter and George Mastras co-wrote the project and serve as executive producers with Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Allen Coulter, Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman and Emma Tillinger Koskoff.