Johnny Depp to Become a Film Director?

Keith Richards and Johnny DeppYou may not already know this, but Johnny Depp directed a film called The Brave wayyy back in 1997 (aka BFB, aka Before Facebook). Not only did he direct it, but he wrote it and starred in the film too, about an American Indian who is released from jail and given the opportunity to star in a snuff film. Not exactly the sort of popcorn, blockbuster entertainment we're used to seeing him in now, but it was a legitimate film and it even co-starred Marlon Brando.

Now, 13 years later, it would appear Depp is diving back into the director's chair. Don't worry, he's not leaving behind those tasty starring roles anytime soon – but he is going to be helming a documentary about Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. If you remember, Richards played Depp's father in the last Pirates of the Caribbean film (not to mention he was a model for the character in the first place). Now, Depp looks to be taking his fascination with all things Richards-related one step further as he delves into the man's life head first.
Speaking to European media, Depp said, "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." This will be the first documentary for Depp as a director, and it'll be interesting to see how he handles Richards' troubles with drug abuse and whatnot, especially considering their close relationship. Will Depp remain honest and open about the troubled rocker's career, or will he shield the audience from the most dramatic (and illegal) elements.
What do you think about Depp directing a Keith Richards doc? Will you see it? Or should the two stick to making more Pirates of the Caribbean movies?
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