Bobby Cannavale may soon be rockin’ and rollin’ on HBO…
The 43-year-old half-Cuban American actor is being recruited by Boardwalk Empire’s executive producers Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter to star in their next project at the premium cable network.
Cannavale, who served as a series regular on Boardwalk Empire in season three, is in talks to star in an untitled rock ‘n’ roll series, which Scorsese and Winter created with the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger.
The project, which has been in the works at HBO since 2010, hasn’t been green-lighted yet but HBO is gearing up for an early 2014 shoot with Scorsese directing the pilot that was written by Winter.
The untitled rock ‘n’ roll project follows the exploits of Richie (Cannavale), a cocaine-fueled record exec in NYC circa 1977, when punk, disco and a new form of music called hip-hop collided.