What may be the definitive chronicle of original Rolling Stone Brian Jones is headed for the big screen. Rolling Stone: Life And Death Of Brian Jones is set for a limited run of screenings in select markets worldwide from January through April 2020 before the film’s release on DVD in mid-April.
The film by Danny Garcia is clearly not sanctioned by the Rolling Stones, and features no original music. What it does have is people who knew Jones throughout his life, including testimonials from Stones tour manager Sam Cutler, Jones’ daughter Barbara Anna Marion, Pretty Things‘ Phil May and Dick Taylor, and Jones' confidante Prince Stash Klossowski de Rola, among an assortment of British journalists.
Brian Jones, a blues enthusiast, both named and led the original group, which included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and keyboardist Ian Stewart. Shortly after turning professional, Stewart, whose looks didn't fit with the band, signed on as their road manager.