Scorsese & Monahan Re-Team For Play

Paramount Pictures is set to handle the rock ‘n’ roll epic “The Long Play” which will be developed as a directing vehicle for Martin Scorsese.

“The Long Play” follows two friends through 40 years in the music business, from the early days of R&B to contemporary hip-hop.

Variety reports that William Monahan (“The Departed”) is set to rewrite the script by Rich Cohen & Matthew Weiss. Rocker Mick Jagger, who originated the project at Disney, will produce.

While Scorsese and Monahan have discussed continuing the storyline of best picture winner “The Departed,” Monahan will pen “The Long Play” as his next assignment.