You learn something new every day.
Mick Jagger wanted to star as Alex in A Clockwork Orange.
The Beatles wanted to compose the film’s soundtrack.
So says a letter from Mick Jagger’s manager, dating back to 1968. He was writing to John Schlesigner, the director attached to A Clockwork Orange.
Schlesinger passed on the project, and the involvement of Jagger and the Beatles passed along with him.
What a vastly different film that would have been.
I can almost imagine the Beatles’ Lord of the Rings film.
I can’t quite imagine this alternate Clockwork Orange, though.