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Olivia Wilde to star in Scorsese rock and roll drama

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Image caption Olivia Wilde was one of several stars doing pregnancy glamour at this year's Oscars ceremony

House actress Olivia Wilde has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger's rock and roll pilot for HBO.

The unnamed drama about the drug and sex-fuelled music business in 1970s New York will start filming in the summer, based on an idea by Jagger.

Boardwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale will play record executive Richie Finestra, who tries to resurrect his label.

Wilde revealed on Twitter she "could not be more psyched" about landing the role of his wife Devon.

Scorsese will direct the pilot episode which is written by his regular collaborator Terence Winter - whom he worked with on Wolf of Wall Street and Boardwalk Empire - and George Mastras of Breaking Bad.

All three will executive produce the project along with Jagger, according to Variety.

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Image caption Wilde's future co-star Bobby Cannavale won an Emmy Award for his role in Boardwalk Empire in 2013

The show will be seen through the eyes of Finestra, the founder and president of American Century Records, who is struggling to find the next new sound as punk and disco begin to take over the music business.

He is then hit with a crisis of character when he is forced to make a life-altering decision, which sends his wife - a former actress and model - back to her old bohemian lifestyle.

It marks a return to TV for Wilde, who played Dr Remy Hadley in House from 2007-2012.

The actress recently appeared in Spike Jonze film Her and Ron Howard's Formula One drama Rush.

Cannavale starred in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine but is best known for his TV roles including Will & Grace, Third Watch and his Emmy Award-winning performance as Gyp Rosetti in Boardwalk Empire.

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