One Direction's Harry Styles might play Mick Jagger in Rolling Stones movie
by Jeremy Mersereau
June 16, 2016
One's a strutting prettyboy who drives the ladies wild... and the other is Harry Styles.
Yep, disregarding the 50-year age gap and respective levels of laugh lines, Mick Jagger and Styles are pretty much indistinguishable from one another, so reports that Styles may be playing Jagger in an upcoming Rolling Stones biopic make sense.
The working title of the film is Exile On Main Street: A Season In Hell With the Rolling Stones, and is currently in pre-production and casting all the major players. Based on a 2008 book of the same name by Rob Greenfield, the film follows the Stones through the rocky, unstable recording of the titular 1972 album. Styles is apparently being considered for Jagger, but hasn’t yet officially landed the role. “Baby, you’ve got the look, you’ve got the swagger, but I gotta have more STRUT!” – bigshot Hollywood producer, to Styles, probably.
If Styles does get the part, it won’t be his first taste of silver screen stardom: he’s currently on set with Christopher Nolan, filming the war movie Dunkirk, which is set for release next year.
Whether or not Styles lands the role, the real casting news we want to know is, who’s going to play Keith? Hugh Dancy? Taylor Kitsch? An old mop? The possibilities are endless.