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Monday, 17 April, 2000, 16:54 GMT 17:54 UK
Jagger moves into movies
Mick Jagger
Jagger is to co-write the film based on his own life
Rolling Stone Mick Jagger is to team up with acclaimed director Martin Scorsese to make a no-holds-barred expose of the music business.

Jagger, 56, will co-write The Long Play with Scorsese, whose long list of credits include hard-hitting dramas such as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull.

The movie is being billed as an uncompromising, behind-the-scenes look at the recording industry - based largely on the life of Jagger himself.

However, details of who will star in the film have not been confirmed.


Martin Scorsese
Scorsese is renowned for his gritty dramas
Jagger has his own production company called Jagged and The Long Play is just one of a number of film projects on the books.

Among the others is The Map of Love, a biopic about the life of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his wife, Caitlin.

But the first film to be finished by Jagged looks likely to be an adaptation of the Robert Harris best-selling thriller Enigma.

The movie is already in production with Titanic and Holy Smoke actress Kate Winslet in the lead.

Michael Apted, who directed the latest James Bond saga The World is Not Enough, is at the helm, while Shakespeare in Love screenwriter Tom Stoppard has collaborating on the script.

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