Animated film set to begin production later this year.
The Rolling Stones, long identified with their lips-and-tongue logo, are about to get the cartoon treatment in "Ruby Tuesday," an animated film featuring 12 of their songs set to begin production later this year.
EuropaCorp. and Mick Jagger's Jagged Films are co-producing the project, which will be written and directed by Paul and Gaetan Brizzi. The story is described as "a Faustian tale of a single mother searching for happiness in New York." The film's song selection has not been finalized, though presumably the well-known title track will be included.
"After seeing their finale to 'Fantasia 2000,' it's clear the Brizzi brothers are the perfect animators to bring this story to life," said Hal Sadoff, ICM's head of independent and international film.
The Brizzis are best known for their animated French family adventure "Asterix vs. Caesar" and the "Firebird Suite" segment of "Fantasia 2000."