Crazy for Scorsese? Good news: It’s Martymania in East Village today.
After turning Williamsburg’s Rough Trade into an old-school Sam Goody earlier this month, Martin Sorcese’s forthcoming HBO show about NYC’s 1970s rock and roll scene is shooting in the Alphabet City.
Signage tells residents to expect film crews from 11am to 7pm, in the area between East 2nd and 5th Streets, and between Avenues A and B. The series, produced by Scorsese and Mick Jagger, is shooting not far from Rolling Stones landmarks like the Physical Graffiti building, where the “Waiting On a Friend” video was shot, and the Academy of Music, where the Stones made their downtown debut.
Deadline has a description of the plot of what’s “currently titled Rock and Roll,” per the notice to residents.
The untitled drama is set in 1970s New York and explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), who is trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound. Ray Romano will play Richie’s close confidant and right-hand man Zak Yankovich, the tough and sharp-witted head of promotions at American Century, with years of experience dating back to the shady, mob-infested days of the recording industry.
Olivia Wilde also stars, and Andrew “Dice” Clay plays a radio station owner who’s in love with the coco.