Former Doors members happy with Depp’s role in group’s docu

April 9th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 9 (ANI): Former members of The Doors have given Johnny Depp the green signal for his role in a new film about the legendary rock group.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star will be narrating When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors and reading Jim Morrison’s poetry in the feature-length documentary, reports The Mirror.

Drummer John Densmore said of Depp: “He just got it, he is an icon, he understands Jim.”

Guitarist Robby Krieger 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 the late Jim 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.” (ANI)

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