Freddie Gibbs Makes His Film Debut In The Trailer For “Down With The King”
Gibbs plays Money Merc, an artist who declares his retirement from the profession and begins spending time in a small-town farming community in the film.
Diego Ongaro directed Down With the King, which he co-wrote with Xabi Molia. In addition to Gibbs, the film will feature David Krumholtz, Bob Tarasuk, Sharon Washington, and others.
“I had to quit being Freddie Gibbs for six months that I had to be Mercury,” While discussing the film with Complex last year, Gibbs said. “There’s a lot of flaws that I have as a human being and as a man that I added to him to give it a little more sense of reality. Because I’ve been, not necessarily at the point where I wanted to retire, but wanting to quit with the music thing and just the way things are with the atmosphere, with the constant grind, trying to keep people entertained; that’s a difficult thing.
He continued, “You see a lot of entertainers commit suicide and turn to drugs. I’ve had my run-ins with drugs and mental health and things of that nature, so this was a good way for me to kind of put that on canvas without necessarily kind of talking about it to anybody. This movie was more therapeutic for me than anything, even with some of the music.”
On June 28, Down With the King will be available on demand and through streaming.
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