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Paint It Orange: Mick Jagger to appear in new theatrical thriller, “The Burnt Orange Heresy”


Andrew Benge/RedfernsMick Jagger has landed a role in a new film titled The Burnt Orange Heresy, an art-heist thriller based on a novel by Charles Willeford, Variety reports.

The movie is being directed by Italian director Giuseppe Capotondi, whose credits include the Netflix series Berlin Station and a variety of music videos.  In the film, the Rolling Stones singer portrays a British art dealer and collector who serves as the patron to a famous and reclusive painter named Jerome Debney.

The story centers around a charismatic art critic who, along with his new lover, an American tourist, travel to the art dealer’s opulent estate on Italy’s Lake Como. There, Jagger’s character offers to introduce the art critic to Debney, in exchange for the critic stealing one of the artist’s masterpieces.

The novel was adapted for the screen by Scott B. Smith. Smith is the author of the 1993 book A Simple Plan, and he also penned the Oscar-nominated screenplay for that book’s 1998 movie adaptation.

Jagger has acted in a number of movies during his long career, most recently appearing in a cameo in the 2008 heist flick The Bank Job.

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