UPDATE: According to Pitchfork, Death Grips has confirmed that the letter is fake. In addition to this confirmation, Actor Colin Hanks told Consequence of Sound that talks of him making a movie with Death Grips is untrue. What does this mean? The letter below is most likely fake and that this was, as we thought before, a social experiment.
Having been photographed with Zach Hill and MC Ride from Death Grips at Beyonce’s concert earlier this year (above) a press release today from Death Grips revealed that Rob will be staring in their short film Misoneism, which deals with the issue of underground prostitution. A two minute trailer for Misoneism will be released soon on Tumblr. The film is expected be released in Spring 2014 with a one time only screening at Sacramento’s Historic Guild Theater.
This is a message from DEATH GRIPS.
We have recently founded a record label, created via a very unique relationship with Harvest/Capitol, to be distributed byCaroline. On here, we anticipate our creative endeavours being achieved with unaltered possibilities. Not only does it function as a medium to distribute any upcoming music we create, but it will also be used as a platform to showcase other forms of art. Stefan Burnett, our vocalist, will soon be releasing a very limited number of hardback books for his visual artwork, with the help ofPictureBox. Not only that, but Zach Hill is currently wrapping up a short film he directed with an OST by DEATH GRIPS. The film is entitled Misoneism, is shot entirely in monochrome film, and follows the exploits of a young man forced into the underground prostitution business in Brazil. Starring Robert Pattinson and Colin Hanks, the film hopes to shed light on the matter in a shocking and abrasive way. The film is slated for a Spring 2014 release with a one time only screening at Sacramento’s historicGuild Theater. Further details on Misoneism will be released in the coming weeks through our Tumblr (now wiped clean and specifically dedicated to Misoneism.) A 2 minute trailer is to be released on the aforementioned link very soon.
Birds, released on 21st of August, can now be officially announced as a cut from Misoneism’s OST. The track was received extremely well.
This message has been sent to exclusively 10 smaller websites to accentuate the minimal approach we are going to approach the promotion of Misoneism. The film was conceived with the ethos of Sacramento’s 70′s independent films, most of which were fairly low budget and gained, at best, modest popularity. In a sense, the promotion is a social experiment. We purposefully employed very high profile actors to star in an experimental, avant-garde film, promoted only on smaller indie music websites and publications for reasons that we will reveal in the upcoming press kit.
m0re to come.
– DEATH GRIPS
Note: There is a lot of speculation going on about this project. RPLife has chronicled the media frenzy surrounding this announcement and the back-and-forth that went on in determining where it was a legit project or simply just a social experiment. Only time will tell if this project is a “go”. As for now, we are keeping it up as a ‘RUMOR’.
Source: Pigeons and Planes