Colson Baker, also known as Machine Gun Kelly, has been cast in a new music drama film titled Good News. Written and directed by Tim Sutton, who was behind the films Funny Face and Dark Knight, the Rivulet Media production will tell the story of a talented but troubled musician in the final days of his life. While the story is a work of fiction, the movie “takes its inspiration from the arcs of such contemporary artists as Mac Miller, Lil Peep, Pop Smoke and Juice Wrld,” Deadline reports.
Jib Polhemus will produce, in conjunction with Rivulet Media’s Rob Paris and Mike Witherill. Production is slated to begin on July 8 in Los Angeles.
“Colson Baker is that rare talent who is ascending at an incredible pace both in film and music,” Paris said to Deadline. “He is exactly the kind of artist that Rivulet Media is looking to partner with and we couldn’t be more excited to support him on both fronts, especially with Tim Sutton’s powerful screenplay and vision, which are custom tailored to Colson’s formidable skills.”
It won’t be the first time Baker has portrayed a musician on-screen. The rapper played Tommy Lee in Netflix’s Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt, in 2019. He has also appeared in Nerve, Big Time Adolescence and thriller Bird Box, which has since been immortalized in a series of memes.
A release date for Good News has yet to be announced.
In other entertainment news, Netflix has shared the first teaser for the JAY-Z produced Western The Harder They Fall.
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