The upcoming Machine Gun Kelly film that stars the artist as a fictional rapper will no longer be called Good News, a reference to the Mac Miller song of the same name.
Written and directed by Tim Sutton, the upcoming film starts production next week and will star musician and actor Machine Gun Kelly as a troubled rapper in his final days. The film appeared to be inspired by the recent trend of talented young rappers passing away at the height of their careers including Miller, Lil Peep, Juice Wrld, XXXTentacion, and others.
The film’s title was viewed as disrespectful by many fans of the late rapper, including Mac Miller’s brother, Miller McCormick. “F— you. F— your movie,” wrote McCormick on Instagram. “At least change the title.”
That’s exactly what has happened, although the Machine Gun Kelly movie doesn’t have a replacement title set just yet.
“Our film is about a fictional musician on the rise with a troubled life. It’s not in any way a biopic or based on any artist’s true life,” producer Rivulet Media told Entertainment Weekly. “We realize the title, which was intended as an homage to Mac Miller, and other artists gone too soon, feels disrespectful. We’ve heard from many people on social media who have found offense with the title so, without hesitation, we will change it.”
Tim Sutton will direct the film, which starts production next week.