Following an Oscar-nomination for Best Documentary, '20 Feet from Stardom' may soon undergo a transformation to the stage and small screen. Mick Jagger is reportedly in the works to turn the acclaimed feature into a one-hour scripted television series, as well as a musical on Broadway.
The Rolling Stones frontman and Victoria Pearman, who together are co-founders of Jagged Film productions, would executive produce the TV series alongside the film’s director Morgan Neville.
The documentary, which has already won awards across various countrywide and worldwide festivals and critic circles, follows the history of backup singers and profiling the lives of Merry Clayton, Darlene Love, Claudia Lennear, and Judith Hill, among others. Between them, they have backed on stage the likes of Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, and Steve Wonder, to name a select few.
Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger are among the notable musicians interviewed, with Jagger especially featured in a funny and touching film that takes a look at those too often kept in the shadows of stars.
Unlike the film, however, the TV series would focus solely on current backup singers. Love and Lisa Fischer, also featured in the film, are rumored to appear in the Broadway version.
Having debuted one year ago at the Sundance Film Festival, '20 Feet from Stardom' will vie for Oscar glory on Sunday, March 2 on ABC.