The film's original title, Good News, shared a name with the rapper's first single after his death.

By Lauren Huff
July 02, 2021 at 03:47 PM EDT
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An upcoming film starring Machine Gun Kelly has reportedly upset late rapper Mac Miller's brother, Miller McCormick.

Apparently, McCormick took umbrage with the film's title, Good News, which shares a name with his brother's first single after his death from an accidental overdose in 2018. "f--- you. f--- your movie. at least change the title," McCormick reportedly posted on his Instagram Story on Thursday, according to Complex.

Machine Gun Kelly, Mac Miller
Machine Gun Kelly and Mac Miller
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Now, the film has done just that, with production company Rivulet Media saying in a statement to EW, "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. We realize the title, which was intended as an homage to Mac Miller, and other artists gone too soon, feels disrespectful. We've heard from many people on social media who have found offense with the title so, without hesitation, we will change it."

The film, which is being written and directed by Tim Sutton, is slated to commence filming July 8 in Los Angeles. In it, Kelly is set to play a troubled musician in the last days of his life. According to a press release, the film's logline reads: "A work of fiction inspired by the brilliance and tragedy of so many contemporary artists, including Mac Miller, Lil Peep, Pop Smoke and Juice Wrld, Good News is a soulful, authentic and surreal cautionary tale — one that is both universal and uniquely of its time."

Reps for Kelly did not immediately return a request for comment.

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