Maniac tells the tale of French serial killers being followed by a camera crew, possibly a nod to classic French mockumentary Man Bites Dog.
Both the song and the film feature rapper Cage, aka Chris Palko, who has worked with LaBeouf before. The pair are reported to have a biopic in the works based on Palko’s upbringing and career, in which LaBeouf will star. “I was a basket case, with a head full of PCP,” Palko says of his past. ”My story’s real as fuck, and I’m confident that we can capture that.”
This isn’t the first time LaBeouf (Let’s Love Hate, '04) has directed nor is it the first time Kid Cudi has acted (Marijuana, 2011, How to Make it in America).
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