A movie is set to be made about The Rolling Stones and the recording of their 1972 album, Exile on Main Street.

Deadline Hollywood says Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with The Rolling Stones is based on the 2006 book of the same name by Robert Greenfield on the recording of the album.

The film  will be directed by Andy Goddard, one of the directors of the British TV series Downton Abbey. Casting for the film will begin shortly with production tentatively set to get underway later in the year.

Who will play Mick Jagger and Keith Richards is the big question?!

On the making of Exile On Main Street Keith Richards told Rolling Stone: “It was a strange atmosphere,” he remembered. “It was very, very murky — and dusty. It wasn’t a great environment for, like, breathing. Mick Taylor and I would just peer through the murk at each other and say, ‘OK, what key is it in?’ It was very Hitleresque — the last days of Berlin sort of thing.”

Conditions may not have been ideal but Richards says “Listening to [Exile] all the way through now, I think it still holds up on its own … ‘Torn and Frayed’ I kind of liked. I love ‘Sweet Virginia.’ And ‘All Down the Line’ was a killer for me, to be able to pull that off.”


Rolling Stone