- 12 Jul 21
Musician Iggy Pop is set to narrate the long-awaited documentary on the 1922 discovery of King Tut's tomb and 2019 touring exhibition that began in Los Angeles.
American musician and actor Iggy Pop will narrate Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition, a documentary about the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun.
Produced by Nexo Digital and Laboratoriorosso, the documentary recounts the 1922 discovery of King Tut's tomb and 2019 touring exhibition, King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. The exhibition was expected to run until 2023 but was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the Egyptian government has declared that the 150 artefacts that had been part of the tour will no longer be able to leave the country again.
Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition was meant to be released in 2020 but will now be available to audiences in 2022.
Iggy Pop will be featured in the documentary as the narrator of the discovery and exhibition. In an interview with Variety, Nexo Digital's Rosella Gioffré said that they decided to ask Pop for the position because they wanted a musician for the international version of the documentary. "We were looking for somebody that could give a different appeal to the narration for the movie," explained Gioffré.
Sandro Vannini, an antiquities photographer and director of Laboratoriorosso, described Pop's voice as "simply incredible," saying that they knew it was the voice for the film as soon as they heard it.
Watch the trailer for Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition here.