The rapper turned rockstar Machine Gun Kelly is debuting as a director for the first time with his 2021 movie Downfalls High. Here is everything you need to know before watching it.
After a stunning performance at the American Music Awards, Machine Gun Kelly unraveled the new trailer for his upcoming musical called Downfalls high. Richard Colson Baker or better known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.
In his earlier days as a rapper, Machine Gun Kelly dropped four music albums, which were mainly categorized as rap and hip-hop. After venturing into the 2014 love-drama movie Beyond the Lights, Machine Gun Kelly started shifting towards cinema. He later starred in various movies, but his most notable performance was in the 2016 thriller movie ‘Nerve.’
The rapper also starred in the 2019 American coming-of-age comedy film Big Time Adolescence, and the 2019 American biographical comedy-drama film The Dirt, where he played the role of Tommy Lee from the hit 1980’s glam metal band Mötley Crüe. He also shared the screen with Jamie Foxx in Netflix’s “Project Power,” where he played the role of the drug dealer Newt.
His fifth studio album titled Tickets to My Downfall gained a popular spot on the modern-day Pop Punk music charts. Thanks to his creative efforts, the album gained popularity and peaked at number 28 on the US Billboard all-format Hot 100 chart.
While Mr Kelly might have done everything in his life, directing a film might be his first time. The new trailer is live now, and in the trailer, fans were excited to see actress Sydney Sweeney alongside internet star Lil Huddy(Chase Hudson).
As part of MGK’s musical project, the wild boy alongside Travis Barker will narrate the story of the movie. The film will also feature some of Kelly’s latest songs from Tickets to My Downfall including the hit single “Tickets To My Downfall” and other Punk-Rock songs from the album.
Since Machine Gun Kelly dropped the trailer for the musical adaption, it received mixed reactions from the fans. Some appreciated the movie and even called it ‘A first if it’s kind musical film experience’ while some detested the movie because of Lil Huddy’s role.
The movie will be your typical teenage romantic comedy where Sweeney and Hudson’s characters will be your average highschoolers. The plot of the movie will be centered around some music festivals as Hudson’s role involves him to play and perform like an emerging musical high schooler.
The movie will be a back-and-forth musical drama where fans can watch Machine Gun Kelly cameo, or he can be seen playing the guitars for school and college festivals. While Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker take up the narration part, the versatile Mod Sun will be working behind the scenes to provide support to the film. The new musical film is set to be released in January 2021, but no specific date has been announced yet.