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Rolling Stones hire Paul Mescal as "hunky party boy"

Rolling Stones hire Paul Mescal as
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Normal People's Paul Mescal reportedly signs up to star in the video for the Rolling Stones' new single.

Normal People heartthrob Paul Mescal has reportedly been signed up by rock legends the Rolling Stones to star in their new music video.

The 24-year-old gained a legion of fans worldwide for his role as the brooding Connell in the BBC drama and is thought to have received numerous acting offers over the last few months.

According to The Irish Sun, one of those offers is from the Stones to play a rock 'n' roll leading man in the video for new track 'Scarlet', originally written in 1974.

"It's a massive collaboration and a great coup to get Paul on board," a band source told the newspaper. "He's one of the biggest stars in the world right now, but obviously he was keen to work with some music legends too.

"Universal man­ag­ed to pull off the partnership at just the right time, and everyone involved is seriously excited.

"Paul plays a hunky party boy in the film, and no doubt there will be a whole new set of fans of his who will want to check it out too, as well as the band's fanbase.

"The plan is to finalise it over the next few days. Hopefully fans will get to see the results very soon."

On Tuesday Mescal had further cause to celebrate after it was revealed that he has earned a best actor nomination at this year's Emmys.

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