HBO’s Rock Drama Takes Shape

An untitled HBO project revolving around the coke-fueled days of early punk and disco and produced by the likes of Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Rick Yorn, is taking shape.

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Andrew “Dice” Clay, Bobby Cannavale and Ray Romano are some of the recent names to be added to the cast, according to Deadline Hollywood.

The drama is set in 1970s New York and is seen through the eyes of Cannavale’s character, record executive Richie Finestra who is trying to return to his glory days by finding “the new sound.” Romano plays his right-hand man and it looks like not everybody is going to love him. Romano’s character, Zak Yankovich, is described as “the tough and sharp-witted head of promotions at American Century” with years of experience dating back to the mob days of recording industry.

Clay plays Frank “Buck” Rogers, the “obnoxious, cocaine-fueled” owner of a chain of radio stations, according to Deadline.

Scorsese, the force behind HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” will direct the series.

Artist manager Yorn (brother of artist Pete Yorn) has produced several of Scorsese’s projects, notably “The Aviator,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Gangs of New York” as well as “Boardwalk Empire.”