Machine Gun Kelly’s new film is renamed following a complaint from Mac Miller’s brother.
The 31-year-old rapper and actor – real name Colson Baker – will play a troubled musician in director Tim Sutton’s upcoming film called Good News, but the producers have now decided to give the project a new twist to give names after complaints that the use of the title of Mac’s first posthumous single was “disrespectful”.
One of the critics was Miller McCormick, who apparently hit the film when he wrote on his Instagram story on Thursday (07/01/21): “F *** you. F *** your movie.
In response, production company Rivulet Media promised to change the title and insisted they didn’t want to cause offense as they saw this as a “tribute” to the late rapper who died of accidental overdose in 2018 at the age of 26 .
You said E! News: “Our film is about a fictional musician on the rise with a difficult life.
“It’s in no way a biopic or based on an artist’s real life. We find that the title, intended to pay homage to Mac Miller and other artists who left too early, feels disrespectful. We have heard from many people on social media who have attacked the title, we will change it without hesitation. “
It was previously claimed that the fictional story was inspired by late artists such as Mac, Lil Peep, Pop Smoke and Juice Wrld.
Production of the project is scheduled to begin this month.
MGK has not yet commented on the controversy.
When production details were announced, the “Bird Box” actor was hailed as a “rare talent” that Rivulet Media was very happy to have on board for the film.
Rob Paris of the company said, “Colson Baker is this rare talent who is rising at an incredible pace in both film and music.
“He is exactly the kind of artist Rivulet Media would like to work with and we are thrilled to be supporting him on both fronts, especially with Tim Sutton’s powerful script and vision tailored to Colson’s formidable skills. ”