Device Gun Kelly stars in Taurus, a semi-autobiographical film about a musician “looking for inspiration to history a person final tune right before delving further more into his drug addiction,” according to IndieWire.
Born Colson Baker, Kelly reunites with Taurus director and writer Tim Sutton soon after the two worked jointly on 2021’s The Past Son. The cast incorporates Maddie Haason, Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory, Lil Tjay, Ruby Rose, Scoot McNairy, Naomi Wild, and Kelly’s fiancée Megan Fox, who performs his ex-girlfriend.
“We had been nearly shying away from it remaining autobiographical, it felt like, at to start with. And then, I assume, it just turned me,” MGK informed Individuals at the Berlin Film Competition earlier this yr. “They adhere me as a character all the time—which, possibly I offered myself to the entire world as—but I feel like probably people will get to essentially know me via this film.”
The film seems to blur the strains among the ordeals of the character Cole and Colson himself. The title is Kelly’s individual zodiac indication, and footage of Cole strolling by way of a group was taken from MGK’s surprise established at Lollapalooza final yr, as documented by Rolling Stone. He hinted at the character hitting shut to house through his acceptance speech following acquiring the Highlight award at the 2022 Newport Beach Film Pageant.
“This movie is actually near to me,” he reported, per Persons. “It’s about the past 7 days that a musician is alive and he’s…trying to uncover the fantastic in himself. That is kinda how I truly feel a great deal of the time.”
MGK opened up in his Hulu documentary Existence in Pink about heading by way of a “really, seriously dark” moment in his everyday living that culminated in him putting a shotgun in his mouth while on the telephone with Fox, who was filming in Bulgaria. Baker claimed he grew unbelievably paranoid that somebody was heading to enter his residence and destroy him.
“I was like, ‘You weren’t right here for me,’” he recalled. “I’m in my area and I’m, like, freaking out on her. Dude, I put the shotgun in my mouth and I’m yelling on the cellular phone and, like, the barrel’s in my mouth and I go to cock the shotgun and the bullet—as it comes back again up—the shell just receives jammed. Megan’s, like, lifeless silent. That was kind of in which I started noticing something’s not suitable.”
Taurus will be unveiled in theaters and on desire Nov. 18.
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