After 10 and a half months of speculation, The Cranberries’ official Site has finally confirmed the rumor that AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has offered Dolores O’Riordan the lead role of Helen in his long-incubating musical comedy, “Helen of Troy.” Malcolm McDowell (who also stars in EvilEnko) has been long confirmed for to take the role of narrator.
In related news, Brian Johnson has recently been on a trip to Greece to research the the ancient myth at the root of his play. His trip was filmed by a camera crew and will be made into a TV documentary called Goddess Odyssey and will air in the US sometime this fall. This is the second TV documentary produced for Brian Johnson’s “Helen of Troy”; the first, “Highway to Helen,” aired in the UK last November.
Sources: Cranberries Offcial Website, Crabsody In Blue