Rolling Stone Mick Jagger has shoehorned the odd movie role into his music career, and he returns as part of the cast of new thriller The Burnt Orange Heresy.
The singer stars alongside the great Donald Sutherland, as well as Claus Bang and Elizabeth Debicki, in a movie directed by Guiseppe Capotondi, who previously worked on the TV series Berlin Station.
If the blurb is anything to go by, it’s your classic tale of lust and greed: “Charming and ambitious art critic, James Figueras (Bang), has fallen from grace. He spends his days in Milan lecturing witless tourists about art history. His only glimmer of hope is a new-found love interest, the enigmatic American, Berenice Hollis (Debicki). An opportunity strikes when he is contacted by wealthy art dealer Joseph Cassidy (Jagger) who summons James to his villa on Lake Como and ask him to steal a painting from the legendary reclusive artist, Jerome Debney (Sutherland). Soon, James’ greed and ambition get the better of him, and he finds himself caught in a web of his own making.”
Possibly the best thing about the announcement is that The Burnt Orange Heresy will appear in select Australian cinemas from July 23 – yes, we have an actual cinema date that isn’t somewhere off in the way-distant future!