Johnny Depp Reportedly Directing Keith Richards Documentary
Published Feb 02, 2010Johnny Depp has reportedly divulged that he's set to direct a documentary based on Keith Richards, Rolling Stones guitarist and fellow Pirate of the Caribbean. The two met on the set of the third instalment in the Pirates series, in which Richards played Capt. Jack Sparrow's father, but Depp has previously acknowledged that Sparrow was modelled after the musical icon.
As The Playlist points out, Depp is obviously excited to get behind the camera again and to work with Richards, as he explained in a translated interview with the European Media: "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 kilometres of archive footage and footage of his concerts. I'm very touched that Keith agreed to show up in front of my cameras."
Depp's last directorial work was 1997's The Brave, which garnered him a best actor award at that year's Cannes Film Festival.