Written and directed by Tim Sutton, “Taurus” debuted at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and will premiere on November 18.
Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly, found his screen flame in meta-music drama Taurus.
Written and directed by Tim Sutton (“Dark Night”), the film stars Baker in “Last Days” mode as a troubled musician looking for inspiration to record one last song before continuing to deal with his drug addiction. Cole (Baker) struggles with the pain of fame and the suffocation of fame when record companies pressure him to produce a hit.
Taurus opens in theaters, on-demand and digitally on November 18th from RLJE Films. The film debuted at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and stars Maddie Hasson, Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory, Ruby Rose, Scoot McNairy, Lil Tjay and Naomi Wild. Baker’s fiancé Megan Fox plays Cole’s ex-girlfriend in the film.
“We almost shied away from being autobiographical, that’s how it felt at first. And then, I guess, it just got to me,” Baker said during the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year (via People). “They think of me as a character all the time – which I may have presented myself to the world – but I feel like maybe through this film people will really get to know me.”
Baker and writer/director Sutton previously collaborated on The Last Son in 2021.
IndieWire critic David Ehlrich wrote in his review of the film, “There are a few reasons why ‘Taurus’ never feels like you’re just playing an earlier version of yourself.”
Ehrlich wrote: “More than anything else, ‘Taurus’ is a portrait of someone who has lost touch with what is in his power to change or not. It is only through his art that Cole has the ability to express why he feels like a passenger in his own life, and Sutton’s callous style makes the film a touching channel for this closed-loop existence. Baker has always been a captivating screen presence, but he’s never been quite as mesmerizing as he is here; The core concept of ‘Taurus’ requires Cole to invert his image and body with the borrowed responsibility of driving a rental car, and the end result is so ingrained in personal truth that it can feel like stepping onto a walking wreck be on your heels.”
“Taurus” opens in theaters and on-demand on November 18th.
Check out the trailer below.
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