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Olivia Wilde Cast in Martin Scorsese’s HBO Rock-and-Roll Drama

Actress Olivia Wilde attends the screening of Magnolia Pictures'
Actress Olivia Wilde enters the “Late Show With David Letterman” taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on August 19, 2013 in New York City. Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Olivia Wilde will co-star as the female lead in an as-yet untitled HBO drama starring Bobby Cannavale as record producer Richie Finestra, according to Deadline. Finestra’s dabbling in the sex, drugs, and rock and roll underbelly of 1970s New York leads his wife Devon to return to her bohemian lifestyle. Martin Scorsese has signed on to direct the pilot, which he co-created with Mick Jagger and Terence Winter. Needless to say, we’re intrigued by the idea of a totally unhinged Olivia Wilde character. It’ll be an exciting change from more traditional roles like “stoically lovely doctor,” “stoically lovely girlfriend,” and “stoically lovely algorithm in a malevolent virtual reality universe.”

Olivia Wilde in Martin Scorsese’s HBO Rock Drama