News

Rolling Stones movie in the works

Rolling Stones movie in the works

Longhaired Mick Jagger, left center, holding cigarette, and Keith Richard, right, smoking Cigarette, leave Chichester, England court, May 10, 1967 after electing to be tied by jury on drug possession charges. Photo: Associated Press

A movie detailing the story of Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’ notorious 1967 drugs bust is in the works.

The Rolling Stones stars were arrested following a police raid on Richards’ Sussex estate, and they were both convicted of drug charges and handed prison sentences, which were subsequently lifted.

The pair was represented by legal heavyweight Sir Michael Havers, father of British actor Nigel Havers, and the screen star is now working on a movie project based on his father’s famous case.

Havers, who was a teenage schoolboy at the time of the Rolling Stones court battle, has a script in place and is looking for funding to get the project off the ground, according to Britain’s Daily Mail.

The actor says, “When my father defended Mick and Keith, it was the first major celebrity drugs case. They came to our flat and I got to know them. But I was sworn to secrecy. I couldn’t tell my school friends because it would sound as if I was showing off.”

Recent Headlines

in Weird

Woman mistakes jail for bar

Fresh
jail2

One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart.

in Music, Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘Stingtones’

Fresh
24-overlay2

What if Sting recorded your cell phone ringtone - or, even better - your voicemail message?

in Weird

Ebola ‘toys’ are all the rage

Fresh
germs

It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist."

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: This forecast has gone to the dogs

Fresh
20-overlay3

A dog visits the set of a Canadian newscast and steals the show.

in Music

New Slipknot drummer visited Paul Gray’s grave

gray

Percussionist Shawn Crahan says he took his new bandmate, rumored to be Jay Weinberg, to Gray's grave in Iowa.