Travis Scott is putting on the Circus Maximus

Travis Scott’s movie madness

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The Future. Travis Scott is pulling out all the stops for the release of Utopia, his first album since 2018’s Astroworld. Next on the queue: a mysterious feature called Circus Maximus. Whether it’ll help to meaningfully drive sales of Utopia is still up for debate, but the film does cement Scott’s desire to transition into filmmaking… just like his hero, Kid Cudi, did.

Cinematic drop
Yesterday, Scott surprised fans with the announcement of a movie titled Circus Maximus, which will play sporadically at AMCs during the next week.

  • Scott is credited as the writer-director, but the film also has an impressive lineup of five “additional directors.”
    • Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void)
    • Nicolas Winding-Refn (Drive)
    • Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers)
    • Valdimar Jóhannsson (Lamb)
    • Kahlil Joseph (music videos for Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar)
  • A24 is listed as one of the movie’s producers, but the company denies that’s true (despite Scott striking a deal with the studio a couple of years ago).

So, what exactly is the film about? Well… it’s vaguely described as “a kaleidoscopic exploration of human experience and the power of soundscapes.” If you’re intrigued, Scott also dropped a roughly 30-second teaser for what could end up being a very expensive vanity project — or a groundbreaking nexus of music and filmmaking.

And that’s on top of playing at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt the same day. We can’t fault Scott for being ambitious.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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