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Johnny Depp Directing Documentary About Keith Richards

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February 2, 2010
Source: The Playlist

Johnny Depp & Keith Richards

Captain Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean fame is now quite the iconic swashbuckler, and while the character is a fine performance by Johnny Depp, the actor revealed his inspiration for crafting the drunk pirate lied within Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. So it only made sense for the British rocker to appear as Captain Jack's father in At World's End. Now we can add another link in this strange chain as The Playlist reports Depp will direct a documentary chronicling Richards' life combining all-new coverage with archival footage from newsreels and concerts of many decades past. Sex, drugs, and rock & roll assemble!

Depp said his editor was already hard at work going through "kilometers of archive footage" and he was very "touched that Keith agreed to show up in front of my cameras." This will be the actor's second time sitting in the director's chair as he directed and starred in the 1997 film The Brave with Marlon Brando. However, it remains to be seen if Depp has talent behind the camera since that first effort only saw festival releases at Cannes and TIFF, and received enough of a bad reception to prevent it from ever getting US distribution (though apparently the film can be purchased at Amazon UK if you're actually interested in checking it out).

With the amount of love Depp has for Richards, and a twelve-year growth period for the actor to learn from talented directors like Gore Verbinksi (Pirates of the Caribbean), Tim Burton (ridiculous amounts of Depp's films), and Marc Forster (Finding Neverland), this will definitely be a labor of love and a project worth looking forward to seeing soon. Of course, documentary's can take some time to film and take shape, so who knows when this will get released. We will be on the lookout for more news on this developing documentary.

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  • The Rolling Stones are awesome artists and have created some of the best music, anywhere/anytime-they will forever continue to influence others. Johnny Depp is a great actor, but he is also a useful idiot! http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/hfontova/2010/02/02/in-venezuela-rage-against-chavezs-marxist-machine-while-movie-stars-sport-ches-icon/
  • Not alvaro
    The GQ cover shot of Depp is at least 6 years old (he doesn't have the tattoos of Jack Sparrow or his daughter's name across his heart). I haven't seen him wear the Che necklace for quite some time - maybe he found out Che wasn't such a great guy after all.
  • Should be interesting to see :)
  • Oh boy, this is going to be great! Johnny Depp is the man and I'll be seeing this.
  • OMG Johnny depp one of the best actor it is interesting to see. Has anyone ever noticed that johnny depp in his pirates gear looks like bizzy bone?? Would anyone agree with me that johnny depp and bizzy bone resemble each other??
  • Mary
    Rolling Stones and Johny deep work great in there roles and they both are awesome and i m interested to see both of them
  • Making a doc about Kieth Richards isn’t quite the same as filming the story of a man who has to deal with his last week of life after agreeing to star in a snuff film to earn money for his family.
  • depp will be the best for ever what ever hi did … all the best
  • Great Post! I’ve never really thought about freelance blogging, but it definitely sounds like something to think about on johnny depp directing documentary about keith richards.
  • It isn’t quite the same as filming the story of a man who has to deal with his last week of life after agreeing to star in a snuff film to earn money for his family. Thanx for the post.
  • Ann
    Best team up!!!
  • Christine
    Making a doc about Kieth Richards isn’t quite the same as filming the story of a man who has to deal with his last week of life after agreeing to star in a snuff film to earn money for his family.
  • WOW! Thats great news. Making film on kieth Richards is great idea. Thanks for the share!
  • life after agreeing to star in a snuff film, thanks for your blog post.
  • I'm sure it will be interesting...I didn't know he played the dad in at worlds end!
  • Sandra Hopkins
    Johnny Depp is just fabulous. Not just a very good actor but also a director. He's got so much in him. Keep it up!

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