Foo Fighters will star in an upcoming horror comedy feature film, Studio 666, which is set to hit theaters on February 25 across America.
The film, distributed by Open Road Films, sees the group move into a mansion in Encino, Calif., To record their highly anticipated 10th album. Once inside, however, the Foo Fighters find themselves battling supernatural forces seeking to derail the record – and threaten the very lives of the band members.
“After decades of ridiculous music videos and many musical documentaries under our belt, it was finally time to take it to the next level,” Dave Grohl said in a press release. “Like most things Foo, Studio 666 started with a wacky idea that turned into something bigger than we ever imagined possible. “
Based on a story by Grohl and a screenplay by Jeff Buhler and Rebecca Hughes, the film has been filmed in secret for the past two years.
“Shot in the same house where we recorded our last album Medicine at midnight (I told you this place is haunted!) we wanted to recapture the classic magic of all our favorite rock and roll movies, but with a twist: hilarious gore fucking rocks“Grohl continued.” And now, with the help of Tom Ortenberg and the team at Open Road Films, we can finally get this cat out of the bag after keeping it our best-kept secret for two years. Be prepared to laugh, scream, and headbang in your popcorn. Studio 666 fuck you up.
In addition to Grohl’s band mates – Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee, who play themselves – the cast is completed by Whitney Cummings, Leslie Grossman, Will Forte, Jenna Ortega and Jeff Garlin.
“Studio 666 is a perfect combination of everything I love: rock, horror and comedy, all tied together in one very exciting movie, ”added director BJ McDonnell. “I’m so excited to have teamed up with the Foo Fighters to create an old school movie ‘band’. It’s been years since we saw something like the Beatles To help!, the Monkees To manage, Where Kiss’ meet the ghost of the park. Take this old school group movie fun from the 60s and 70s, mix it with horror and Studio 666 was born! I am so thrilled that film and music audiences come together and enjoy our film. “
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