April 25, 2010

Johnny Depp Documentary on Keith Richards? (VIDEO)

Acting titan Johnny Depp and rock god Keith Richards have been considered kindred spirits for some time now, since Depp used Richards as inspiration for his smash hit Pirates of the Caribbean. And now they may be linked again, as Depp plans to help put together a documentary on Richards.

Depp will direct the documentary, his first time in the director's chair in over ten years. His last directing gig was on a movie named The Brave, that didn't fare so well, but he believes he's learned a lot since then. "Now that I'm wiser, and that enough time has passed, I can experience directing again," he said "Next week I'll start working on a Keith Richards documentary." This was a scoop Depp dropped in an interview with a Serbian reporter.

Johnny Depp Documentary on Keith Richards?

Johnny Depp is making a film about Keith Richards, and he's calling it Happy. The guitarist, who is known more for his benders than for his grin, will be the focus of Depp's first directorial foray in more than a decade. Richards is one of rock'n'roll's most colourful creatures, fierce and sensitive, drunk and sober, preternaturally grizzled. The 66-year-old made his acting debut alongside Depp in 2007, playing Captain Teague, Jack Sparrow's father, in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. And yet he has never been the subject of a proper documentary or biopic. "I'm touched that Keith agreed to show up in front of my cameras," Depp said.

Johnny Depp Documentary on Keith Richards?

Posted at April 25, 2010 4:08 AM