Frank Iero is quite the busy person last year with the return of My Chemical Romance, but it turns out he was also showing off his acting skills. That’s right, the guitarist will be making an appearance in a new movie to premiere at SXSW called Drunk Bus.
Iero took to social media to thank his co-stars and express his excitement about the upcoming film.
Iero announced the name of the film through an Instagram post earlier today.
so proud and excited for my friends @the_uglyghost @ghostcowfilms and incredibly honored to have been included in their new movie @drunkbusmovie that will be premiering at @sxsw this year!
The film is directed by Brandon LaGanke and John Carlucci of Ghost+Cow films and tells the coming-of-age story of a young bus driver (Charlie Tahan) and a security guard (Pineapple Tangaroa.)
“A directionless, young campus bus driver and a charismatic Samoan, punk rock security guard named Pineapple form an unlikely kinship as they navigate the unpredictable late shift debacle known as the ‘drunk bus,'” the film’s website reads. “Together break out of the endless loop into a world of uncertainty, excitement and incredibly poor decision-making.”
Other members of the cast include Zach Cherry (You), Dave Hill (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Sarah Mezzanotte (Search Party) and Tonatiuh Elizarraraz (Chicago Med).
The site also says that Iero will be making a cameo appearance in the movie.
As the Iero states, the movie will premiere at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, TX. The festival takes place March 13-22 and tickets for the film portion of the event can be found here.
More on Frank Iero and My Chemical Romance
The My Chemical Romance reunion show was a major moment in recent music history. The return was nearly seven years in the making. By the end, they delivered a show that left fans more than satiated. Aside from making the fans happy, MCR also made The Shrine happy.
The return show grossed nearly $1,500,000. That is a record-setting number for the venue.
According to My Chemical Romance’s agency, Paradigm, the show grossed $1,451,745. This makes it the highest-grossing show ever at the venue.
A Paradigm agent Matt Galle spoke with Variety last December about how everything came together and that the band is very excited for what’s to come.
“They had been getting offers for [the last] seven to eight years, and had been talking for a while and trying to figure out the right time, and 2019 was a year that made sense to them,” Galle says.
“They had some backstory with their [2010 album] “Danger Days.” They knew they wanted to do one show and now it’s kind of taken on a life of its own. I think they’re excited about the demand and the response and what else is coming for next year.”
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