Stoned 2005

Stephen Woolley
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade
Leo Gregory, Paddy Considine, David Morrissey, Tuva Novotny, Ben Whishaw
A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.


Founding member of the Rolling Stones, artist, popstar, fashion icon, womanizer and counter culture groundbreaker – Brian Jones was all these things and more. During the seven short years of his glittering rise to stardom and fateful plummet between 1962-1969 he became a music legend- creating the greatest rock and roll band ever.

Having reinvented the Blues, he nonchalantly turned his back on the world of pop and found more pleasure in scoring movies and recording ethnic music in Morocco.Described as one of the most decadent men of the twentieth century Brian rebelled against everything and when he wasn’t hating the world, he adored it- an aesthete who loved to tease. He became the boy who cried wolf.

Brian’s life was a mirror for the swinging sixties- the world was at his feet but he became, like his good friends Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, lost in his own mesmeric stupor. Affecting the attitude of a Greek god, he inspired in equal measure, adoration and apathy, trust and disgust, which led to misplaced emotions, confusion and often betrayal.

This is a murder mystery about the death of one of the most talented musicians of the ‘60s who couldn’t or wouldn’t write pop songs. He died at the hand of someone he barely knew on a friendless summer night having cried wolf for the last time.