Machine Gun Kelly’s latest film dubbed Good News is now being forced to changed its name after Mac Miller’s brother Miller McCormick wasn’t happy with the title.
The “My Ex’s Best Friend” singer was recently casted in a film originally titled Good News, portraying a troubled musician, however that name is now being changed after late rapper Mac Miller’s brother angrily took to social media. According to Complex, McCormick shared an Instagram story, showcasing his upset saying, “f— you. f— your movie. at least change the title.”
“Good News” is the first posthumous single from late rapper Miller’s 2020 album, Circles, which is what prompted the frustration from McCormick. The production company (Rivulet Media) in charge of the film shared a statement with E! News on Thursday (July 1).
“Our film is about a fictional musician on the rise with a troubled life,” Rivulet Media’s statement said. “It’s not in any way a biopic or based on any artist’s true life. 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.”
The Cleveland native, whose name is actually Colson Baker, will star in the upcoming movie directed and written by Tim Sutton. The movie, which was originally called Good News, “will take inspiration” from musicians like Miller, Lil Peep, Pop Smoke and Juice Wrld and more, according to Deadline.
Additionally, the production company also revealed that Baker is a “rare talent who is ascending at an incredible pace both in film and music.”
“He is exactly the kind of artist that Rivulet Media is looking to partner with,” Rivulet Media’s president Rob Paris added, “and we couldn’t be more excited to support him on both fronts, especially with Tim Sutton’s powerful screenplay and vision, which are custom-tailored to Colson’s formidable skills.”
This film won’t be the first time that Baker has portrayed a musician in a movie, as he has previously acted as Tommy Lee in Netflix’s Motley Crue biopic, The Dirt, in 2019. He also has appeared in several other films, includingBird Box, Nerve, Big Time Adolescence and more.
Per Deadline, production for the now unnamed film featuring Machine Gun Kelly will begin on July 8 in Los Angeles, California.
A release date for the film has yet-to-be announced.