Mick Jagger’s Return to Movie Acting Will Premiere in September
The latest work from director Giuseppe Capotondi features Jagger cast alongside Donald Sutherland, Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki. The production will close this year’s Venice Film Festival in an out-of-competition placing.
“The art world and the underworld collide in director Capotondi’s neo-noir thriller, set in present-day Italy,” festival organizers said. “Charismatic art critic James Figueras (Bang) hooks up with provocative and alluring fellow American Berenice Hollis (Debicki). The new lovers travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of powerful art collector Joseph Cassidy (Jagger). Their host reveals he is the patron of Jerome Debney (Sutherland), the reclusive J.D. Salinger of the art world, and he has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist’s studio, whatever the cost. As the couple spend time with Debney, they start to realize that nothing about the artist or their mission is what it seems.”
Jagger completed filming before undergoing heart surgery in April, which forced the Stones to change their tour plans. The veteran performer, who turns 76 on Friday, recently returned to action onstage and appears to have made a full recovery.
Even though Jagger has starred in a number of movie over the years, his most recent big screen appearance came by way of a cameo in the Jason Statham feature The Bank Job in 2008, where he was briefly seen as a bank clerk.