METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich served as the associate producer of a new comedy "The Architect", which will screen tonight (Thursday, October 13) at the Mill Valley Film Festival in Mill Valley, California.
The film, which was completed two years ago but wasn't released until this year at the Vancouver International Film Festival due to the time it took for the CGI to be completed, was shot just north of Seattle in Mukilteo, Washington.
In "The Architect", Eric McCormack plays Colin, who along with wife Drew (Parker Posey) collaborates with a modern architect Miles Moss (James Frain) to build their new home. However, the couple do not realize that Moss is actually building his dream house rather than theirs.
Catherine di Napoli and Jonathan Parker wrote the film, with Parker directing.
Ulrich and Parker will take part in a special question-and-answer session following tonight's 7:00 p.m. screening at the Sequoia Theater.
Lars, who has appeared in a handful of films, told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he gets a creative charge out of dabbling in movies. "I love being around creative processes and being around creative people, and any time you get a chance to be around creative people that are slightly outside of your own niche or whatever, it's always cool to just see how other people work and try to be inspired by that and bring something back to your day job," he said.
METALLICA has starred in two movies of its own — the 2004 documentary "Some Kind Of Monster" and the 2013 concert film "Through The Never" — while bassist Robert Trujillo produced a documentary on legendary bass player Jaco Pastorius.
Ulrich was also seen as himself in the 2010 comedy "Get Him To The Greek" and played Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens in the 2012 HBO film "Hemingway & Gellhorn".