Machine Gun Kelly Cast In Cameron Crowe-Directed Showtime Pilot ‘Roadies’

Congrats are in order for Machine Gun Kelly, who has officially been cast in his fourth acting role since he broke into the acting world just a little over a year ago. Following his breakout role in this fall’s Beyond The Lights, with 2 more films under his belt set to be released this year – a horror film titled Viral, and the sequel to the cult classic SLC Punk, Punk Is Dead – Colson ‘MGK’ Baker has landed a role in Showtime’s new pilot, ROADIES. ROADIES will focus on the lives of a group of roadies on tour, and give “an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.” They’re currently filming a one-hour pilot in Vancouver (for a potential series,) with writer/director Cameron Crowe at the helm, and cast members among the likes of Luke Wilson, Christina Hendricks and more. Kells will be playing the role of Jesse, “Kelly Ann’s (Imogen Poots) big-hearted twin brother, who thrives around guitars and espresso machines.”

Interview: Machine Gun Kelly On Debut Film: “I hope that it kind of strikes a social issue…” [PLUS Details On Sophomore Album!]

This Friday, Colson ‘MGK‘ Baker will make his big-screen debut, starring as Kid Culprit in the romantic drama, Beyond The Lights. Since his 2012 Bad Boy/Interscope debut Lace Up and his breakout single “Wild Boy,” Kells has toured the world and shot not only Beyond The Lights, but two more as-of-yet unreleased films as well. He’s also been preparing his sophomore effort, which he says may have its first single out within weeks. I got the opportunity to attend the screening in MGK’s hometown of Cleveland with him last week, just after hopping on the phone to talk about not only this role but what the Bad Boy rapper has in store for fans in the upcoming months. Check out a few excerpts from the interview below, as well as video of Kells premiering the movie to his friends and family in Cleveland. (P.S. I’ve heard the new single…and let’s just say that sophomore slump is something Kells won’t have to worry about!)

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