Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has revived his movie acting career after more than a decade away from the silver screen.
75-year-old Sir Mick stars as a reclusive art dealer called Joseph Cassidy in the Italian-American thriller The Burnt Orange Heresy, which is based on the 1971 noir novel of the same name by Charles Willeford.
Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi and written by Scott Smith, The Burnt Orange Heresy also stars Donald Sutherland (Jerome Debney), Claes Bang (James Figueras) and Elizabeth Debicki (Berenice Hollis), and it gets its global premiere when it closes the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday 7th September 2019.
A plot synopsis for the film reads:
“The art world and the underworld collide in director Giuseppe Capotondi’s elegant and erotic neo-noir thriller, The Burnt Orange Heresy.
“Set in present day Italy, irresistibly charismatic art critic James Figueras (Bang) hooks up with provocative and alluring fellow American, Berenice Hollis (Debicki). He’s a classic anti-hero in the making with a charm that masks his ambition, whilst she’s an innocent touring Europe, enjoying the freedom of being whoever she wishes.
“The new lovers travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of powerful art collector, 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 the legendary Debney, they start to realise that nothing about the artist nor their mission is what it seems. But James is a man of deep, lurking ambition and he will do anything, from arson and burglary to murder, in order to further his career…”
Mick Jagger’s last appearance in a movie was a brief cameo as a Bank Safe Deposit employee in 2008 heist film The Bank Job.
His last full acting role was as escort service supremo Luther Fox in 2001 drama The Man from Eysian Fields.
The Rolling Stones continue the North American leg of their No Filter Tour at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia tonight (23rd July).