June 25, 2022



Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Solar's Stoner Comedy Was Impressed by a Actual-Life Occasion

Machine Gun Kelly (née Colson Baker) and Mod Solar are making each their screenwriting and directorial debuts with their upcoming stoner comedy, “Good Mourning.” The movie follows MGK’s movie-star character London as he receives a breakup textual content from his girlfriend, April (Becky G), on the identical day he is scheduled to have an important assembly of his profession.

“The idea got here to us by way of the universe giving me the precise state of affairs that London encounters within the film, which is [getting] a textual content that he reads as a breakup textual content after which [proceeding] to get relationship recommendation from the entire associates that aren’t in relationships, which then leads him down a spiraling street of confusion,” Kelly tells POPSUGAR. “It was an actual state of affairs that occurred. I requested Mod if he wished to write down a film as a result of I could not consider every other option to specific my very own spiral.”

In keeping with Solar, the film additionally has to do with the “entire ideology of selecting between love and your profession” and deciding which is in the end extra necessary. “I feel me and Kells are each so work oriented, [but] we additionally understand that on the finish of the day, love might be an important factor to us.”

Their collaboration, after all, comes as no shock, provided that the 2 are associates in actual life and have beforehand labored on music collectively. Nonetheless, Solar says engaged on a film collectively felt rather more severe. “It felt like this totally different panorama allowed us to simply flex a special muscle. It actually was enjoyable as a result of it felt like a job,” he explains. “Additionally, placing your artwork within the fingers of different folks was good. It was a pleasant change of surroundings. While you’re making your individual artwork, you are accountable for it. Giving it to another person is such a visit — writing a line and listening to another person recite it, it was an entire totally different form of journey.”

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Along with bringing the laughs, “Good Mourning” is full of superstar appearances. From Dove Cameron and Pete Davidson to Megan Fox and Whitney Cummings, it looks as if virtually everybody you’ll be able to consider is in it. “We had a casting director, and far like to that particular person, however just about each particular person forged was by means of a telephone name that me or Kells made. We pitched them the film, and we just about wrote the half with these folks in thoughts,” Solar reveals. In keeping with MGK, the one casting determination that got here all the way down to the wire was Cummings’s position as London’s agent, Maxine. “That was the one particular person we did not speak to instantly . . . her and Dennis Rodman, the 2 thriller gamers that ended up coming and slam-dunking when recreation time began.”

Within the movie, there is a scene the place London and his associates smoke a bunch of weed to attempt to save him from making issues worse with April. Apparently, issues bought so intense that filming for that particular scene needed to be damaged up into two days. “We have been like, ‘It is a stoner film, so the smoke [has] bought to be epic,'” Kelly says. “We have been smoking it out one time, and so they have been optimistic they shut all of the sprinklers off in the home, however there was one which was left that they did not flip off. The fireplace alarm went off, and this factor rained down on all of the cameras and the lights and all the pieces.”

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Much like “Pineapple Categorical,” “Good Mourning” is only a hilarious, light-hearted film to get pleasure from and chortle together with. Solar and MGK have been “sick and uninterested in old-school Hollywood making an attempt to narrate to the following era with pressured jokes and compelled dialogues,” in order that’s how the comedy got here to be. “We’re simply lacking the laughs,” Kelly provides. “We have to chortle once more and chortle at one thing that is not like, ‘I want 5 levels to know what the joke is.'”

“Good Mourning” premieres in theaters and on TVOD on Might 20.