Lil Peep, the SoundCloud sensation turned genre-blending rap star, was exploring a movie profession earlier than his loss of life in 2017.
On the SXSW premiere of the Terrence Malick-produced documentary “All people’s Every thing,” concerning the rapper’s rise and premature finish, filmmakers informed Selection that Peep was being pursued to tackle his first film function.
Sebastian Jones, a co-director on the documentary, stated he met Peep in Austin, Texas “three days earlier than he handed. I used to be at one in all his reveals, and I used to be so taken by him … I needed to forged him in a film.”
Jones is a collaborator and protege of Malick’s, who himself is a longtime buddy of Peep’s household, the Womacks. Jones has labored as an editor and finally affiliate producer on Malick tasks like “Knight of Cups” starring Christian Bale and “Track to Track” with Ryan Gosling and Cate Blanchett.
Jones stated he spoke to Malick about partaking Peep (actual title Gustav Ahr) to star in Jones’ first characteristic.
“We have been reaching out to him and he handed away,” stated Jones. Following the premiere at Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Jones didn’t elaborate on the venture besides to say it’s his subsequent on deck and is about in Florida.
Documentary co-director Ramez Silyan, who additionally directed music movies that includes the rapper, stated Peep had lengthy expressed a want to work in movie.
“Gus needed to be an actor and he had ‘it.’ He simply had this factor … he needed to do all kinds of issues,” Silyan stated.
“All people’s Every thing” stresses that time with super grief. Informed via interviews together with his music friends, administration, childhood buddies and shut household, the documentary presents a delicate and extremely artistic younger man who would by no means notice his world famous person potential.
Whereas Peep gained his followers and the adoration of prime music producers via social media and digital gross sales, his model started to to take form within the yr earlier than his loss of life. After profitable excursions with music collective GBC, Peep moved to London to file solo-leaning music, the place he additionally lured the eyes of the excessive vogue scene.
Peep starred in a splashy V Journal editorial shot by famed photographer Mario Testino and styled by former Woman Gaga design director Nicola Formichetti. He was additionally growing a clothes assortment known as No Smoking earlier than his loss of life. With vogue on his heels, Hollywood wouldn’t have been far behind.