The coming-of-age comedy was written by Game of Thrones co-creator D.B Weiss and produced by Weiss and Greg Shapiro (Breaking News in Yuba County), with Weiss’ GoT co-showrunner David Benioff on board as an executive producer. Metal Lords will be the power duo’s first feature from their blockbuster Netflix partnership.
Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett will be behind the camera to tell the story of “two kids want to start a heavy metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about heavy metal,” according to a description of the project, due out later this year.
The movie will star Jaeden Martell (Knives Out), Isis Hainsworth (Emma) and Adrian Greensmith in his feature debut.
Meanwhile, in an interview with SiriusXM’s Howard Stern on Wednesday (Feb. 24) Morello recalled his awkward teen years as a biracial, heavy metal-loving rocker with an affinity for Black Sabbath and spandex living in the lily white Chicago suburbs, where he formed his first band with future Tool guitarist Adam Jones, as well as his stint at Harvard at the same time former president Barack Obama.
Morello also talked about his short-lived career as a male stripper in the days before Rage formed and the hair-raising story of how he and Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash almost got blown up by Ozzy Osbourne’s pyro charges on stage when they were asked to join the metal icon on stage and wandered into the wrong spot backstage.