Machine Gun Kelly Plays a Tormented Version of Himself within the "Taurus" Trailer

Machine Gun Kelly is drawing on his real-life experiences to play a tormented rock star tangling with dependancy and the crushing pressures of fame. The star, who goes by his actual title — Colson Baker — within the film’s credit, has been very open about his struggles with dependancy and fame prior to now, chronicling them in his documentary “Life in Pink.” Now, in “Taurus,” a film that he additionally served as govt producer, composer, and script advisor on, he is dramatizing his story by diving into a brand new character whose expertise seems to be each just like his personal and common to the archetype of the tortured rock star.

“This is my 14th or fifteenth film, however this film is actually near me,” Kelly advised a crowd after being honored at Variety’s Newport Beach Film Festival Honors brunch on Oct. 16, per Moviemaker. “It’s in regards to the final week {that a} musician is alive, and he is simply making an attempt to battle between the great and the — simply looking for the great in himself. And that is form of how I really feel, lots of the instances. I all the time get requested about what it is like being a musician performing, nevertheless it feels a bit bit to me like entering into a toy retailer and simply a toy in a field. Like I do not wish to be in a field. I would like you to take the toy out of the field and expertise what the toy does.”

Kelly added that he hopes his efficiency will assist individuals take him extra severely as an actor. “There are roles that I say that I would like or dream scripts that, after they come throughout, I’m like, ‘Oh, I’d love that,’ and I get laughed at lots of the instances as a result of the director does not know who I’m, or the studios do not imagine that I can deal with it,” he mentioned. “But that is one step in the direction of exhibiting them that I can.”

Ahead, try what we learn about “Taurus.”

“Taurus” Movie Plot

“Taurus” follows a self-destructive rock star named Cole who, just lately divorced and contemporary off a tour, indulges in medicine, ladies, and reckless habits. Loosely primarily based on Machine Gun Kelly’s personal life, it explores the alienation of fame and follows Cole over the course of some days as he tries to search out the inspiration to report one final track.

“Taurus” Movie Cast

In addition to Machine Gun Kelly as Cole, Maddie Hasson performs his assistant, Ilana, who’s charged with caring for the struggling star. Machine Gun Kelly’s actual life girlfriend Megan Fox additionally seems as Cole’s ex-wife, Mae.

“Taurus” Movie Release Date

“Taurus” premiered on the Berlin Film Festival on Feb. 13, and might be in theaters, on demand, and digital on Nov 18.

“Taurus” Movie Trailer

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