‘Taurus’ Trailer: Colson Baker Is A Troubled Rocker Looking For Inspiration

Colson “Machine Gun Kelly” Baker is really making a go at this acting thing. Over the last year, he has starred in numerous films, most of them small, nearly all of them pretty bad, and co-starring his lady love, Megan Fox. He’s clearly putting in the work, and even forging some professional relationships. For instance, his latest film Taurus, a somewhat meta drama about a troubled musician, is a reunion with The Last Son director Tim Sutton. Clearly, the two got along while shooting that Western film last year.

In Taurus, Baker stars as a rocker dealing with some heavy personal drama while also struggling to get creative inspiration for one last song. Maddie Hasson, Scoot McNairy, Megan Fox, Demetrius Flenory Jr., and Naomi Wild co-star.

Adding to the deeply personal feel of this story is the screenplay penned by Baker and Sutton. Reviews from the festival circuit have actually been pretty good, with Baker’s performance seen as a highlight. Is this where he turns the corner?

Taurus opens in theaters and digital on November 18th.

A rising but troubled musician searches for the inspiration to record one last song, pushing himself deep into the void. A work of fiction that explores fame, addiction, the artistic process, and the music industry, Taurus is a soulful and universal cautionary tale.


Travis Hopson
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