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Lil Peep was in talks for movie role before his death

Lil Peep

Los Angeles, March 11 (UITV/IANS) Rapper Lil Peep was exploring a film career before his death in 2017.

At a screening of the Terrence Malick-produced documentary "Everybody's Everything", about the rapper's rise and untimely end, filmmakers told variety.com that Peep was being pursued to take on his first movie role.

Sebastian Jones, a co-director on the documentary, said he met Peep in Austin, Texas "three days before he passed. I was at one of his shows, and I was so taken by him... I wanted to cast him in a movie".

Jones is a collaborator and protege of Malick's, who himself is a longtime friend of Peep's family, the Womacks.

Jones said he spoke to Malick about engaging Peep (real name Gustav Ahr) to star in Jones' first feature.

"We were reaching out to him and he passed away," said Jones.

Peep died in November 2017 of a drug overdose. He was 21.