Robert Kelly & Elizabeth Gillies Cast In 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' Pilot
Reported by Outsiders - 2014.03.15
Robert Kelly and Elizabeth Gillies have been cast in the FX pilot Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, which was written by the award-winning Writer/Producer Denis Leary.
Leary and John Corbett are also starring. Leary, Jim Serpico and Apostle Pictures are executive producers of the pilot, which is produced by FX Productions and Fox Television Studios.
Robert Kelly is repped by Gersh, Apostle and the law firm of Cohen Gardner and Gillies is repped by Paradigm.
Denis Leary will play Johnny Rock, a middle-aged rock 'n roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he's 0 for 2. As the magnificently talented lead singer of New York's legendary early 90's band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. His best friend Flash was being called the next number one lead guitar player on planet earth. The critics loved them. Their live shows were selling out. But Johnny had a problem with booze. And coke. And weed. And pills. And cough medicine. And oh yeah - he slept with Flash's wife. And his bass player's fiancÚ. The band broke up the same day their first and only record was released. 25 years later Johnny is trying to get the band back together. Why? Because as his soon-to-be-ex manager Ira Feinbaum tells him: "Johnny, you're 50, broke and completely anonymous. In rock 'n roll you know what that makes you? A bartender." 25 years later the sex might be harder to find, the drugs might be Luvox and Crestor and Cialis - but rock 'n roll will never die. It just has a bigger prostate.
Elizabeth Gillies will play GIGI, a 22 year old singer in search of a songwriter and veteran session musicians to record her first album. She has one driving desire: to become bigger than Lady Gaga.
John Corbett plays FLASH, the much-acclaimed former lead guitarist of The Heathens. Together he and Johnny formed a fierce creative partnership, much like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards or Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. Minus the money. And the fame. And the ability to stay in the same room for longer than five minutes without wanting to kill each other. Flash has carried on and found some fame as a much respected session player and occasional guitar player for Lady Gaga.
Bobby Kelly will play BAM BAM, the Keith Moon-inspired drummer of The Heathens. He still hangs around Johnny, but the years have not been kind and he suffers no illusions about a resurgence of his musical career.