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    Machine Gun Kelly's New Movie Is Getting A New Title After Mac Miller's Brother Urged Producers To Change It From "Good News"

    "We realize the title feels disrespectful."

    Machine Gun Kelly is set to star in an upcoming movie about a musician struggling with personal matters while his career is on the rise.

    Machine Gun Kelly performs onstage at a concert in Venice Beach
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    The movie is reportedly scheduled to enter production next week, according to Deadline, and it could start filming as an untitled project. Producers behind the film announced that they are doing away with its original name, Good News, after Mac Miller's brother urged them to change it.

    Machine Gun Kelly appears at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards
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    "Good News" is also the title of Mac's first posthumously released song, which appears on the late artist's sixth and final album, Circles. It debuted about a year and a half after the rapper passed away from an accidental drug overdose. He was 26 at the time.

    Mac Miller performs onstage in 2014
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    Mac and Machine Gun Kelly were friends. On the first anniversary of his death, the rapper and actor posted a tributary tweet that referenced the musicians' previous plans to tour together, which didn't come to fruition. "The jam sessions on stage would've been epic," wrote Kelly.

    Mac's brother, Miller McCormick, appeared to criticize the Machine Gun Kelly film in a message shared on his Instagram story this week. "Fuck your movie," he wrote, as a screenshot shows. "At least change the title."

    Mac Miller’s brother addressed MGK and his upcoming movie based around the life of a troubled musician in their final days. The title is “Good News?” The film was inspired from lives such as Mac Miller and others. This is NASTY.

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    Miller's comment sparked broader disapproval from other social media users who also took issue with the name.

    Producers noted that the movie's plot is fictional (although it is inspired by the lives of young rappers, like Mac, who died suddenly) in a statement to E! News this week, where they acknowledged the backlash and confirmed plans to change its title.

    Mac Miller performs at the Lollapalooza Brazil Festival in 2018
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    "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," they said, adding, "We realize the title, which was intended as an homage to Mac Miller, and other artists gone too soon, feels disrespectful."

    Mac Miller performs at Camp Flog Gnaw in 2017
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    "We've heard from many people on social media who have found offence [sic] with the title so, without hesitation, we will change it," the statement finished. Machine Gun Kelly hasn't yet addressed the backlash or title change.

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