Filter frontman Richard Patrick is embarking on a new project outside of his rock band, which recently released its seventh album “Crazy Eyes” earlier this month, and he’s working with a man who is very dear to Canada’s heart.
“It’s got a huge actor in it and the movie is really dark and it’s really cool, although there’s this soft side to it, too,” the musician teased The Gracie Note before revealing the name of the upcoming film. “It’s ‘True Crimes’ with Jim Carrey.”
IMDb describes the plot of “True Crimes” as, “A murder investigation of a slain business man turns to clues found in an author’s book about an eerily similar crime. Based on 2008 New Yorker article by David Grann.”
The film’s description makes it easy to see why Patrick is invested in creating something dynamic for this particular work of music.
“When you’re doing a score, it’s [figuring out] what the actors are trying to do, what the motive is behind the scene [and] you’re putting music to their thoughts,” the composer explained. “When they react, you have to have just the right sound come in and it’s really fun.”
Having the chance to provide the score for “True Crimes” also seems like the right opportunity for Patrick to showcase his versatility, which has been present across Filter’s album catalogue.
“When I met with the producers of this movie they were like, ‘Why are you here?’ I said, ‘I’m here because I can do ‘Take a Picture,’ this luscious, gorgeous song and [also] have this really dark side to me and I understand emotions,” he said. Later adding his appreciation for Carrey, saying, “I think that he’s an amazing actor all the way around. He can do anything. Comedy is actually extremely hard.”
This isn’t the first time that Patrick has had an encounter with the film industry. Not only has his band’s music been featured in countless television shows and movies, but his older brother is also “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” actor Robert Patrick.
Growing up with the man who would one day portray the T-1000 feels like it would be a memorable experience and according to the singer, it was.
“It was tough,” Patrick said. “[Robert] is a very intense guy. He was actually a lot of fun. He would take my hands [and use them to pretend I was choking him while he would say,] ‘You’re choking me!’ He would sit there and do this whole dramatic dying [scene] and I would be like, ‘Rob! Wake up!’ I was seven-years-old and he would do all this stuff like look into my eyes and say, ‘You got something in your eyes. You got bugs in your eyes,’ in the craziest [voice.] I was pretty scared, actually.”
Catch Filter on tour in North America before they journey overseas by heading here and keep an eye out for “True Crimes!”
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