Olivia Wilde Tapped to Co-Star in HBO's Rock 'n' Roll Drama


Olivia Wilde Tapped to Co-Star in HBO's Rock 'n' Roll Drama


Olivia Wilde is going to take a walk on the wild side. The 'House' alum has joined HBO's untitled rock 'n roll drama created by 'Boardwalk Empire's Martin Scorcese and Terence Winter and executive producer Mick Jagger.

Set in 1970s New York City, the hour-long project explores the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll music business as punk and disco is breaking out, all seen through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), who's attempting to resurrect his music label and find the next new beat. Finestra will have to confront his character when he's faced with a life-altering decision.

Wilde will play Finestra's wife, Devon Finestra, a former model/actress, who once lived the boho life in 1960s New York. Finestra's crisis propels Devon to return to her former lifestyle, and I'm sure we'll see Wilde get all about love and peace with some misunderstandings. 

The role marks Wilde's return to the small screen after she starred as Thirteen on FOX's 'House' from Seasons 4 to 8. Since then she has made the switch to movies, appearing in 'Cowboys & Aliens', 'Rush' and 'Her.'

The pilot came from Jagger, who had originally pitched his idea as a feature film. Though the project hasn't officially been green-lit, it is scheduled to start shooting this summer with Scorcese attached to direct.

- Olivia Wilde

Written by: briannehogan
Mar 11th, 2014, 5:31 pm

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Good to see Thirteen back to TV :)

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