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Johnny Depp is Directing a Keith Richards Documentary


Between Jack White’s recording new music for the Rolling Stones guitarist and today’s news that Johnny Depp is directing an upcoming documentary on the man, I’d say Keith Richards’ legacy is in pretty good hands. In an interview with Politika (via/translated by the Playlist), Depp dropped the latter bit that he’s finally ready to follow up his last middling directing effort, 1997’s The Brave. Here’s the translation of Depp’s comments, which were originally published in Serbian:

Now that I’m wiser, and that enough time has passed, I can experience directing again. Already next week I’ll start working on a Keith Richards documentary. While I’m in Drvengrad, my editor is already working on kilometers of archive footage and footage of his concerts. I’m very touched that Keith agreed to show up in front of my cameras.

Not a huge surprise that these guys have teamed up, as they’ve been friends for years, and Depp’s portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is basically a Keith Richards impression (complete with wardrobe).

Anyway, let’s hope this doc has subtitles.