Snow starred alongside Cudder in the upcoming A24 film X, where she was wowed by his acting ability and decided to cast him in her directorial debut.
Kid Cudi Cast in Brittany Snow’s Directorial Debut ‘September 17th’ (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/KcrknRSEtq
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Kid Cudi was surprised at being offered the role after hearing about September 17th on set while working with Brittany Snow, but is very excited to dive in after reading the script.
“I couldn’t believe that she wanted me in it,” he said. “She had told me about the movie while we were on set [for X], but she never asked me to be in it. I was like, ‘Maybe she’s waiting to see how X turns out.’ It’s gonna be awesome. Really great script.”
September 17th centers around a woman suffering from food and body image issues who falls in love with a guy named Ethan after being released from rehab.
Meanwhile, X finds Kid Cudi hilariously playing a 70’s porn star. Out March 18, the Ti West-directed film follows a group of filmmakers who head to a barren area in Texas to shoot an adult film.
However, things go south when the house they’re staying at becomes haunted and members begin dropping one by one in extremely gory fashion.
Kid Cudi most recently appeared in Adam McKay’s star-studded 2021 release Don’t Look Up alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and others. The Cleveland native was cast in the role of DJ Chello, Ariana Grande’s love interest.
A documentary surrounding his journey titled A Man Named Scott also premiered on Amazon Prime Video last year.