December 18, 2014

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich will appear in a new film called Radio Dreams from young Iranian director Babak Jalali.

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The comedy started production on November 18th in San Francisco, with Ulrich shooting his scenes on December 8th. The film also features an appearance from Afghan rock band Kabul Dreams. According to the film’s producer, Marjan Moghimi, the story is “set in a radio station where Mohsen Namjoo is a radio writer who is planning to bring Metallica and Kabul Dreams . . . face to face.”

Ulrich’s role in the film is not known, although based on the plot description it seems apparent that he will play himself.

Ulrich, who has appeared in a handful of films, said that he gets a creative charge out of dabbling in movies: “I love being around creative processes and being around creative people, and any time you get a chance to be around creative people that are slightly outside of your own niche or whatever, it’s always cool to just see how other people work and try to be inspired by that and bring something back to your day job.”

Radio Dreams is set for release in 2015 and set photos have been posted online.

  • Metallica has starred in two movies of its own — the 2004 documentary Some Kind Of Monster and last year’s concert film Through The Never — while bassist Robert Trujillo is producing a documentary on legendary bass player Jaco Pastorius.