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Anything featuring Keith Richards is unlikely to be free of at least a few drug or alcohol references, especially a documentary on his life.
“People think Keith Richards is smoking a joint, bottle in his hand, cursing the fact that the liquor store’s closed,” laughs the Rolling Stones legend, sitting amid an obligatory haze of cigarette smoke.
Directed by Oscar winner Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom), Under the Influence charts the life and times of rock’s original bad boy, looking back at his original jazz and blues inspirations as he plans his first solo album in 23 years. The trailer sees him poring over old photos, revisiting Muddy Waters‘ house half a century after first partying there — “it was a lot more vibrant” — and discussing his battle with old age (“You’re never grown up”).
A RadicalMedia and Tremolo production, Under the Influence reunites many of those involved in Netflix’s critically acclaimed What Happened, Miss Simone?, with Neville producing alongside Justin Wilkes and Jane Rose, together with Emmy-nominated cinematographer Igor Martinovic and editor Joshua L. Pearson.
The film is available Sept. 18 on Netflix.
Watch the trailer below.
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