Dave Grohl Movie In Works With ‘Big Name’ Cast

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl discussed working on a feature film in a new Rolling Stone article.

“Last year, I was approached to make a feature film and I was a little hesitant at first, and then I got into it. I started working on production and getting into casting with these big names. And at first, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do it. And once my heart clicked, I just dive head first into whatever it is. And I really got into the script and visualizing this story, but I didn’t have time to do it.

Someday, I’m going to wind up doing it. But the Foo Fighters always get in the way. [Laughs] I can see myself doing more and more of it as the years come. That film’s still in rewrites and once we get the rewrite happening, I’m sure that the casting will kick in and pull our teams together. But I like my day job. I really enjoy my day job.”

He also discussed directing music videos.

“With a lot of my favorite directors and favorite films or videos, the effects are on screen, which gives it a little bit more of a realist effect. If you’re too literal with something, it loses that bizarre element. Something like a theater set would have more of a dreamlike quality than something thrown together in a computer in CGI. It’s a very simple video, but it’s beautiful in its scope and its color. A lot of other videos that I’ve made, there’s usually some sort of narrative or sequence of events that I map out from lyric to lyric. So before we even edit, I’ve storyboarded everything and broken it down to the second, so you know how the succession of shots is to build. And this one’s a little bit looser. There’s a sequence of events, but I think it’s more emotional than something that’s really cut together as if it’s a sitcom or something like that.”