We all know the Chainsmokers. We all tolerate the Chainsmokers. Are we thrilled about them as DJs, as producers, as genius lyricists that penned the words “but first, lemme take a selfie”? No, not particularly. Their music veers towards vapid and vacuous, but after one too many vodka sodas don’t deny that you, too, scream out the lyrics with embarrassing gusto.
So everyone’s (least) favourite frat bros are back with a new venture: a movie based on their 2017 song ‘Paris’. If you don’t remember the song, it’s basically a cheap knock off version of their marginally better and infinitely catchier song ‘Closer’ with Halsey. But I digress. Spurred by their own company, Kick The Habit Productions, the no-doubt Oscar worthy film should grace our screens soon enough.
The plot is supposedly inspired by the completely vague lyrics of the song: “We were staying in Paris/To get away from your parents/ You look so proud/ Standing there with a frown and a cigarette/Posting pictures of yourself on the internet.” Mickey Rapkin, author of the book that inspired Pitch Perfect, is set to be the screenplay writer. So we can only imagine the heartwarming plot he’ll cook up with the material he was given.
Why exactly is this happening? Hard to say. The controversial duo are some of the highest paid DJs in the world, so really, they can do whatever they damn well please. Can they make a completely ridiculous film about millennial love in Paris? Sure, yeah. But should they. That’s the real question.
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