Post Malone is one of the most unique rappers of all time. He’s extremely eclectic and experimental in his musical endeavors, turns out he’s an excellent actor as well.
The musician and rapper, who has a small cameo in Jason Statham-fronted Wrath of Man, gained the actor’s appreciation while acting in the movie. Statham had some strong words of appreciation for the rapper, which he revealed to USA Today:
Post came in with this big enthusiasm for being killed that day. He’s like, ‘I can’t wait for you to kill me, man.’ I got sucked into that enthusiasm and he did a great job. It’s just a shame that it was a short moment together. But I was privileged to pull the trigger in our little scene.
Even though Post Malone ends up getting killed pretty soon in the Guy Ritchie movie, he still garnered a lot of praise for himself. However, Statham denied him of one thing, and that was making an entire record with him.
He invited me to come make a record. I quickly relieved him of that bad choice.
Post Malone landed the role simply because he wanted it so much that he directly reached out to Guy Ritchie, the director of the movie who is known for his legendary action-comedies such as RockNRolla, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels & Snatch. Statham told Bossip that:
I know all about Post Malone. Guy [Ritchie] told me that Post called him up and said, ‘If you’re making a movie, I wanna be in it,’ and it was as simple as that. People wanna work with Guy Ritchie for some reason [laughs] – me too. You know, he’s got a good way, people like his films. And that’s how it happened with Post – he gave the call and couldn’t have been more gracious. He turned up and just was as down to Earth as you could be, so we were really lucky. I’m glad I got to shake his hand, you know?
Wrath Of Man was initially released on April 22nd, while having its U.S. release on May 7th. The movie stars Jason Statham and features the classic action-comedic aesthetic akin to Guy Ritchie’s earlier work, something he had taken a break from to director mainstream movies such as The Man From U.N.C.L.E and the live-action adaptation of Aladdin.