Iggy Pop is set to narrate a documentary, titled Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition, about Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamun.
The documentary, produced by Nexo Digital and Italian cultural agency Laboratoriorosso, will chronicle the archaeological history of the king’s tomb, from its discovery in 1922 to the wildly popular traveling Tutankhamun exhibition that opened in Los Angeles in 2019.
The tour contained more than 150 artifacts from King Tut’s grave. It was expected to run until 2023, but the pandemic cut the tour short. The Egyptian government has since declared that the artifacts will never leave the country again.
Nexus Digital’s Rosella Gioffré told Variety that they were looking for “somebody that could give a different appeal to the narration of the movie.”
“And we thought of [Pop] and he accepted,” Gioffré added.
Laboratoriorosso CEO and documentary producer Sandro Vannini added that “when we heard his voice for the first time we said this is the voice.”
“This is what we need for this film. The voice of Iggy Pop is simply incredible,” he said. “When he read the story what he was going to narrate he was immediately keen to work with us.”
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