RUMOR : Jaco the movie auditioning bass players.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Ted Williams, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Ted Williams

    Ted Williams

    Jul 5, 2008
    Hey everyone, my friend is a huge Jaco fan, ( I am too, but not like him)
    He told me that there is going to be a audition I think on youtube, for the role of Jaco in a movie thats going to be made. Wondered if anyone knows about this, did a wor:bassist:d search but cant come up with anything. I am a little old but I wouldn't mind giving it a shot, how about it? Anybody got any info on this?
  2. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    I had always heard that Johnny Depp was going to play Jaco. I'll actually be a bit disappointed if he doesn't.
  3. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    +1 I don't know exactly why but I alwys though it would have to be depp.
  4. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Well he plays bass, and he looks like he could pull off the Jaco look/personality. I think there is a pic of Johnny somewhere holding a bass and he looks like him.
  5. Dangle


    May 28, 2008
    it'll be much better without any well known stars.

    keep it more underground.
    trying to make some big budget film out of it isn't going to happen, how many really know jaco other than jazz fans and bass players.

    saw mongol last night so glad tom cruise wasn't genghis khan in this
  6. Damn, I'm too fat :mad: And bald :meh:
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Wouldn't trying to keep Jaco's name from becoming more largely known be a disservice to his legacy?
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    But maybe they want a "body double" maybe "hand double" - so you see Johnny playing from a distance and then it cuts to somebody else's hands playing Jaco's famous bass lines!! :p

    I don't think anybody who isn't practicing bass every day could play some of Jaco's stuff.
  9. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i have yet to see any proof this is actually going to happen.

    so, ted, what did you decide on that $14,000 bass?:eyebrow:
  10. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Movie auditions on YouTube? THAT sounds like a winner.

  11. Johnny Depp would make an excellent Jaco.

    Another option is Keanu, he has that junk-head manerism, but I think he may look too humble, which goes against everything that is Jaco. But he already plays bass.
  12. I guess Johnny does too?

  13. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    In all fairness Johnny Depp is a fairly talented guitar player.
  14. ahkiatt


    Sep 30, 2006
    This rumour has been circulating since 2005. You can check Jaco's forum for more details. Are there any concrete proof this time? I'm really hoping for the movie to come out!
  15. Robert Downey Junior....because he knows how to lose it. Ugg, sorry, my bad. Not sure if I'd be able to watch a movie like this, even if they made it. His final days were pretty sad.
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    But not that talented though! :p
  17. Stu L.

    Stu L.

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Hulk Hogan plays bass too. I'm just sayin...:p
  18. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    He would be by no means on Jaco's level, but the point is more that he at least has a musical foundation on guitar from which he would probably adapt to playing bass fairly easily. It would be challenging but not impossible to cop Jaco's lines - he doesn't have to have the improvisational/compositional skills, he would just need to learn the lines.

    I would guess that they would just dub in either Jaco or someone else over whomever was acting, however.
  19. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Jaimie Fox did a great job playing Ray Charles. I think they should give him a shot at Jaco!
  20. jobu3

    jobu3 ¿Huevos?!

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    Chris Kattan looks lot more like Jaco than Johnny Depp, IMHO.
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