Name him Colson Baker — however don’t you dare name him Derek Smith.
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As if main the pop-punk revival isn’t arduous sufficient work, Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Solar are taking up one other undertaking: a function movie. The musicians and buddies are set to co-direct Good Mourning With a U, a film with a really pop-punk title, Deadline first reported. (Curiously, Kelly is credited underneath his start title, Colson Baker, whereas Mod Solar is credited underneath his stage title, somewhat than Derek Smith.) The movie, additionally written by MGK and Mod Solar, has begun capturing in Los Angeles, with plot particulars but to be introduced. We do know, although, that Kelly and Mod are starring within the movie too — together with who else however Kelly’s girlfriend Megan Fox and good pal Pete Davidson, plus Dove Cameron, Whitney Cummings, and Becky G, amongst others. “We’re just happy to be bringing our vision to life,” MGK and Mod Solar mentioned in an announcement.

The movie isn’t as stunning of a pivot from Kelly as you may suppose — he’s stored up a gentle performing profession since showing in Past the Lights in 2014, even assembly Fox on set of the current crime movie Midnight within the Switchgrass. At the start of this 12 months, he co-directed the quick movie Downfall High as a companion to his 2020 pop-punk album tickets to my downfall, additionally alongside Mod Solar. The film now comes alongside information of an upcoming MGK album, born with horns, and off the heels of Mod Solar’s personal pop-punk pivot, February’s Web Killed the Rockstar.


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