Mick Jagger is in negotiations to appear in an untitled ABC comedy pilot about a group of blue-collar guys in New York who decide to rob a celebrity. The Rolling Stones frontman would play the target.
Originally, the project was shopped around with the cheeky title “I Want to Rob Jeff Goldblum,” but Goldblum, who has his own pilot at NBC, was never attached. After the script was picked up to pilot in December, the show’s creators, Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman, zeroed in on Jagger as the celebrity at the center of the show.
Jagger would appear in only a few scenes, and his name is not expected to be in the title of the project, sources said. But he is crucial to the plot line as the target of the planned robbery and is mentioned numerous times in the scenes that already have been filmed. DVDs with the taped pilot sans Jagger’s scenes already have started floating around. If the pilot is picked up to series, Jagger would continue to appear as the plot to rob him develops.
With the deal for the Burnett/Beckerman project, Jagger is poised to join another British rock star, Elton John, in the ABC comedy fold this season. John executive produces the pilot “Him and Us.”
The Rolling Stones wrapped the spring leg of their world tour in New Zealand on Tuesday, and will begin the European leg in Barcelona on May 27.