The film will be based on Robert Greenfields book Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones about the band's making of the acclaimed Exile on Main Street album.
'Recorded during the blazing hot summer of 1971 at Villa Nellcôte, Keith Richards’s seaside mansion in southern France, Exile on Main Street has been hailed as one of the greatest rock records of all time. Yet its improbable creation was difficult, torturous...and at times nothing short of dangerous. In self-imposed exile, the Stones-along with wives, girlfriends, and an unrivaled crew of hangers-on-spent their days smoking, snorting, and drinking whatever they could get their hands on, while at night, Villa Nellcôte’s basement studio became the crucible in which creative strife, outsized egos, and all the usual byproducts of the Stones’ legendary hedonistic excess fused into something potent, volatile, and enduring. Here, for the first time, is the season in hell that produced Exile on Main Street.
Andy Goddard, who works mostly in British TV—Downton Abbey, Dr. Who— will direct. A pair of brothers, Brandon and Philip Murphy (Brandon is a graffiti artist, Phil is a standup comedian) wrote the script. The duo have sold a couple of spec scripts in the past but, as happens a lot in Hollywood, they're languishing in a file somewhere.
Not much else to say at this point except that the filmmakers are looking to start this winter. They need to cast Mick Jagger and Keith Richards now now now. Suggestions?