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Now Starring, Metallica! Long-Awaited Movie Shown Only In France

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At the highly touted film festival in Cannes, France, a new Metallica movie is getting some attention. It’s been getting a lot of word of mouth in the states, mostly due to production and release date delays. We thought the 3-D spectacular would be here in August, but now it looks like the end of September.

“Metallica Through The Never” is part drama, part concert film.  The drama is fiction, telling the story of a roadie with a very important job to do.  Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says they wanted a movie that’s not quite like any other, and to challenge themselves by doing something different with the film.

According to an official statement, “Actor Dane DeHaan plays a young band crew member who is sent out on an urgent mission while the band is playing a rousing live set in front of a sold-out crowd and unexpectedly finds his world turned completely upside down.”

Ulrich  says Metallica will have to wait a bit to find out if fans love the film as much as they do, but he says there is no question that “it is a very unique film.” ‘

Metallica’s new 3D movie will be hitting the biggest screens: Metallica Through the Never will be shown on every IMAX screen in North America for a week starting September 27th.

We’ve looked high and low for a trailer, to no avail. But we do have Lars in France, pimping the movie:

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