Mick Jagger is set to appear in the art world thriller The Burnt Orange Heresy.
The Rolling Stones frontman will join Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki in the movie from director Giuseppe Capotondi.
Jagger has been cast in a supporting role Joseph Cassidy, an English art dealer and collector and patron of Jerome Debney, the reclusive J.D. Salinger of the art world.
Set in present-day Italy, The Burnt Orange Heresy follows art critic James Figueras (Bang) and American tourist Hollis (Debicki) as they travel to Cassidy’s lavish and opulent Lake Como estate. While there, Cassidy offers James a seductive deal: In exchange for a career-transformative introduction to Debney, he must steal a new masterpiece from the artist’s studio for Cassidy’s personal collection. As the couple spends time with the legendary Debney, they start to realize that nothing about the artist and their mission is what it seems.
Scott M. Smith has written the screenplay, adapting Charles Willeford's novel. David Zander of MJZ, William Horberg of Wonderful Films and David Lancaster of Rumble Films will produce the movie, which is set to begin production later this month in Italy. Executive producers are Aeysha Walsh of MJZ and Stephanie Wilcox of Rumble Films.
Jagger is repped by CAA.
HanWay Films are handling international sales, while the UTA Independent Film Group manages the U.S. sale.