Machine Gun Kelly will take on the role of one of the most iconic rockstars of all time.
Machine Gun Kelly’s music has always had an influence of rock in it and his persona has always encompassed one of a rockstar. He’s been dabbling in the genre a bit more than usual in his latest efforts but it’s a solid indication of the music he’s been cookin’ up. However, the rapper will soon be making another dive into the acting world with his latest role for a Netflix biopic of one of the most iconic rock groups of all time.
Machine Gun Kelly will be portraying Tommy Lee in an upcoming Netflix biopic of Motley Crue, The Dirt, Variety reports. The rapper confirmed his role on Twitter last night and said he’ll be finishing up his next album before he starts shooting for the film.
“i got the movie to hire my little bro as my drum teacher. kept it in the family.” He wrote, “i WILL learn the drums and finish the new album before we start filming.”
The upcoming Machine Gun Kelly biopic is an adaptation of the band’s biography, “The Dirt” which was released in 2001. The film will follow the group’s rise to fame in the 1980’s.
MGK is already familiar with acting. The rapper is already slated to appear in Captive State which is currently in the post-production stages and is expected to be released this year. In addition, he co-executive produced and had a role in 2016’s The Land which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.