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April 18, 2005
Stoned gets a distributor
Intandem Films, a new indie distribution house, has picked up its first product and plans to target it toward young audiences. Stoned is a biopic of Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, and was formerly known as The Wild and Wycked World of Brian Jones. The movie will include such current bands as The White Stripes and the Bees along with several bands that emerged in the Stones' early days.
September 17, 2004
Leo Gregory is Wild and Wycked
Up-and-coming British actor has landed the plum role of Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones in the film The Wild and Wycked World of Brian Jones. The movie will be Stephen Wooley's directorial debut after producing for 20 years.
Jones founded the Rolling Stones along with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and was the creative leader of the group though he never wrote a song for the group. As Jagger and Richards dominated more and more, Jones fell into a life of debauchery, becoming addicted to drugs and eventually not even showing up for the band's sessions and gigs. They fired him in 1969, and he was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool four weeks later. Though the official verdict was that his death was accidental, Frank Thoroughgood, a builder who was working on the perfomer's house, confessed to the crime on his deathbed.
Along with Gregory, Paddy Considine (In America) will play Thoroughgood, while David Morrissey will also have a role. Shakespearian actor Ben Whishaw will play Keith Richards. The role of Mick Jagger is not cast at this time.
Shooting for the film will begin on September 26th.
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