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Wednesday 24 May 2017

Johnny Depp lights Doors' fire

Johnny Depp narrates the forthcoming documentary about The Doors
Johnny Depp narrates the forthcoming documentary about The Doors

Johnny Depp has received the seal of approval from former members of The Doors for his role in a new film about the legendary rock group.

The Hollywood star narrates When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors and reads the late singer Jim Morrison's poetry in the feature-length documentary.

Drummer John Densmore said of the Pirates Of The Caribbean star: "He just got it, he is an icon, he understands Jim."

Guitarist Robby Krieger, who wrote the chart-topping hit Light My Fire at the age of 18, added: "He has got this great voice and it sounds like he really cares about what he is saying."

He said: "We tried a few other guys before Johnny Depp. It just didn't work. But this was right on. I heard later that he was a big Doors fan. I said 'That's why he did so good.'"

The forthcoming film features never-before-seen footage of Jim, who died in 1971, from an experimental film called HWY (Highway).

Keyboardist Ray Manzarek said of watching the footage: "Jim is alive again. It was fabulous. It's like he is not gone. There he is, man. he is right up on the screen."

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