Olivia Wilde cast in Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger's HBO rock'n'roll pilot

Breaking Bad's George Mastras is also on board as an executive producer

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Olivia Wilde is set to star in a 1970s rock’n’roll TV pilot from Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger.

The Tron actress will be playing Devon Finestra, a former model who lived a bohemian life in 1960s New York.

Devon is the wife of Bobby Cannavale's character Richie, the charismatic president of a top record label who faces an identity crisis when forced to make a life-changing decision.

As strain on the family intensifies, Devon retreats into her past lifestyle, with the sex and drugs culture of the time playing a strong part.

Wilde tweeted earlier this week that she "could not be more psyched" about joining the cast.

Scorsese will direct the HBO show, with a script penned by Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter and Breaking Bad's George Mastras. All three will also be executive producing, alongside Jagger, Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn and Emma Tillinger Koskoff.

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Jagger performing on stage as part of a 1995 Rolling Stones tour

The idea was conceived by Jagger, who first collaborated with Scorsese and Jagged Films partner Pearman for the 2008 Rolling Stones documentary, Shine a Light.

Production on the as-yet-untitled drama is likely to begin in early summer this year but a schedule has not been confirmed.

Wilde's new role marks her television comeback after she last appeared as Remy Hadley in Fox’s medical drama House.

The 30-year-old has also starred in The OC, along with film roles in Rush, In Time, Cowboys & Aliens and Her.

Her next appearance will be in Reed Morano's psychological thriller Meadowland as a mother whose son disappears.

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