Colson Baker, the actor higher recognized as rapper-turned-rockstar Machine Gun Kelly, stated he hoped his semi-autobiographical movie in regards to the ultimate days of Cole, a troubled rapper, would encourage others with turbulent lives.
In “Taurus”, director Tim Sutton teamed up with Baker for a movie that blurs actuality and fiction, casting Baker as Cole, in a research of superstardom and its pitfalls. The similarities between Baker and Cole are definitely no coincidence.
“We almost were shying away from it being autobiographical,” he advised a information convention on the Berlin Movie Competition. “It felt like … it just became me.”
Like Baker in his earlier profession, Cole is profitable however struggles with substance abuse. Maddie Hasson performs Ilana, the protagonist’s private assistant, who tries to maintain him on monitor whereas enduring his manic episodes.
However between skipped conferences, fixed drunkenness and cocaine dependancy, Cole’s life spirals uncontrolled. And the movie was the remedy he by no means had, Baker stated.
“I got to have … on-screen therapy for things that I never really dealt with,” stated Baker, who beforehand labored with Sutton on the 2021 Western “The Last Son”.
Baker’s fiancee Megan Fox makes a quick look in the movie, enjoying Cole’s ex-wife.
The movie’s manufacturing title was “Good News”, however the brand new title was chosen to match Baker’s star signal.
“I’m more hoping that people can watch it and I’m the muse for someone to find their own inspiration and finding a will to live,” he stated