If Sia’s disastrous autism-drama Music taught us anything it’s that, often, it’s better for musicians simply to remain within their creative discipline, as transitioning to the world of cinema is no easy feat. This hasn’t stopped rapper Machine Gun Kelly (Colson Baker) and Mod Sun (Derek Ryan Smith), however, who are set to make a film together based on a screenplay the pair also wrote.
Titled Good Mourning with a U, the cast includes Baker and Smith along with Megan Fox, Dove Cameron, Whitney Cummings, GaTa, Becky G and Pete Davidson. This isn’t Baker’s first foray into film, however, despite his collaboration being his directorial debut, with acting credits in Bird Box, The King of Staten Island and Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt.
Baker is also due to make a cameo in the highly anticipated Jackass Forever released later this year, produced by MTV entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Dickhouse Productions, Jackass Forever will be the fourth instalment in the stunt film franchise, released eleven years after the release of Jackass 3D. It will also be the first of the series to be without Bam Margera, who departed the film in February after breaching the terms of his contract. Jackass Forever will see the inclusion of new cast members including Jasper Dolphin, Rachel Wolfson, Sean ‘Poopies’ McInerney, Zach Holmes, and Eric Manaka.
McInerney, one of the many new cast members, survived a close call with a shark whilst filming a segment for Jackass Forever, having been bitten on the hand during Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’. The professional surfer and performer emotionally reported on his YouTube channel, “There was like, ten sharks around me…I was trying to swim out and I couldn’t. I couldn’t swim out and I knew I got bit…I just got my hand bit. Scariest thing in my life”.
Earlier in August, Machine Gun Kelly announced his sixth studio album, Born with Horns, doing so by getting matching tattoos of the album name with producer Travis Barker.