Martin Scorsese Is Making A Drama All About The New York Music Scene In The 1970s

3 December 2014, 17:59 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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By Jacqueline Bowerman

This is very exciting.

Martin Scorsese is now set to direct a new HBO series based on the music scene of 1970's New York, set to star Boardwalk's Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Juno Temple and Andrew "Dice" Clay.

(via source)

The proposal goes.

"Set in 1970s New York, the series will explore the drug-and sex-fuelled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound."

So, basically.

If you're not already familiar with the Joy Division Manchester film classic, here's the IMDB bio.

(via imdb)

Yep, it's the same. But we're definitely not complaining because a New York version will be AWESOME.

After all, it's a city that has given us Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, Miles Davis, Talking Heads, Bob Dylan, The Ramones, Blondie, David Bowie and many more. 

If you're looking for some tips on the 1970s music scene in New yOrk, you can swot up with this book, 'Love Goes To Buildings On Fire' by Will Hermes, which details the "five years in NYC that changed music forever".

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