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Vision Films Picks Up Duff McKagan Documentary


Vision Films, a worldwide distributor of independent films, has announced today that the company has secured worldwide distribution rights to former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan's auto-biographical documentary, IT'S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES. Based on the New York Times best seller about Duff's life, the film, which is written and directed by Christopher Duddy ("Cougar Club"), and is produced by McKagan, Duddy and Rainstorm Entertainment's Steven G. Kaplan ("The Big Empty"). The film is executive produced by Daniel Zirilli ("Locked Down"), Joe Mundo ("Sunset Strip") and Kati Thomson ("Sunset Strip").

IT'S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES features Duff McKagan and exclusive rare archive footage of his early days with original Guns N' Roses members Slash, Steve Adler, Izzy Stradlin and Axl Rose, as well as latter members Gilby Clarke and Matt Sorum, and contemporaries Mike McCready ("Pearl Jam"), Krist Novoselic ("Nirvana"), Nikki Sixx ("Motley Crue") and much more.

This authorized biographical documentary takes the audience on an incredible cinematic journey through the unbelievable rise of a driven teenager's meager beginnings on the streets of Seattle, to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The man is Michael McKagan, better known to the world as "Duff." The band is Guns N' Roses. The band became the ultimate icons of sex, drugs and rock and roll, causing pandemonium in their wake, but the lifestyle caught up with Duff, leaving him close to death. Follow Duff's journey through original archival footage and interviews with many of the people who took this wild ride, including a constellation of rock stars that rose to fame alongside him, and the people who inspired him to overcome his addictions.

IT'S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES began production this past March by filming one of Duff's book readings at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, and recent performances with his bands "Walking Papers" and "Loaded". The film will contain rare archive footage from Marc Canter, who filmed all the early footage of Guns N' Roses behind the scenes and performances, as well as an ultimate collector's soundtrack for the fans.

"Vision Films is excited to begin sales of IT'S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES," said Lise Romanoff, Managing Director and CEO of Worldwide Distribution. "The title is a one of a kind look into one of the most iconic bands in Rock History."

Vision Films will be screening a teaser and some selected clips from IT'S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES to buyers at their stand in the Riviera in Cannes. Some of Vision Films recent feature releases include: FINDING MS. RIGHT (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Peter Stormare), CRAZY KIND OF LOVE (Eva Longoria, Virginia Madsen, Sam Tramell), DARK HEARTS (Natjia Sinski, Lucas Till, Goran Vijnic), RUSHLIGHTS (Beau Bridges, Josh Henderson), ALLEGIANCE (Bow Wow, Aidan Quinn), Least Among Saints (Laura San Giacomo, Charles Dutton), SOX: THE AMAZING DOG, 12 DOGS OF CHRISTMAS II and more.

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