Foo Fighters to star in Studio 666

Dave Grohl in the What Drives Us documentary
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The mighty Foos are taking their filmmaking exploits to the next level, writing and starring in their own movie it has been revealed. 

Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters frontman, is marking himself out a second career as a film director. To be clear, it’s not that we think he’ll ever need something to fall back on – we’re pretty sure the seemingly-evergreen Foos will be dropping albums that our grandchildren will be rocking out to – but nonetheless, Grohl has quietly been carving himself out a space as a respected documentary-maker over the last decade, quietly supported by some of his bandmates at a production level.

He made the 2013 film Sound City, about the Van Nuys, California music studio where Nirvana recorded Nevermind, as well as the documentary series Sonic Highways, an Emmy-winning series about The Foo Fighters. Not to mention What Drives Us, Grohl’s excellent music documentary, that dug into the attraction and importance of touring, examining how bands survive on the road and why living on a bus together often forms the nucleus of a rock band.

Now though, the Foos are taking their movie-making exploits to another level with the news that they are starring in Studio 666, a horror-comedy which will star all of the band, working from a script written by Grohl. ‘The story follows happens when the musicians find themselves recording their new album in an Encino mansion plagued by supernatural forces. Jeff Garlin, Will Forte and Whitney Cummings will appear alongside all six Foo Fighters members’, reads the synopsis.

The film seems to have a quick turnaround in production, with a release date of February 2022 being planned. Whether the Foo Fighters will challenge The Beatles’ filmography before they are done making movies, remains to be seen, but it certainly continues to be a fun diversion for one of the planet’s most beloved rock bands.

Rolling Stone

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