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The gloomy singer-songwriter has shown an even creepier side to his talents in a new trailer for the crime thriller Let Me Make You a Martyr.
The film tells the story of a Drew Glass (Niko Nicotera) who returns to his hometown, falls in love with his adoptive sister, and together they plot to kill their adoptive father (Mark Boone Junior). But the dad has plans of his own and hires a hitman (Marilyn Manson).
While this new trailer doesn't shed too much light on the plot, you get to see an incredibly mesmerising performance from Manson.
Credit: Iscariot Films
Manson was brought in to play the Native American hitman by Boone Junior because they were mates through their work on Sons of Anarchy.
Manson told Rolling Stone: "He's sort of my unwanted mentor. He tells me what to do. He's always encouraged me, but he's very bossy about it. He says things like, 'you gotta do this, motherfucker. You'll like this'."
The pair have been working on a TV show themselves called Dave and Shim.
Boone has also told Rolling Stone of his admiration for Manson: "[He has] just a monster intellect and a fascinating guy and [Dave and Shim] offered him the chance to sink his teeth into an acting role, which, at the time, he'd never had before. He's so hilariously fantastic and such a quick-witted human."
Manson says on the first day of filming for Let Me Make You a Martyr he was asked if he wanted to skin a dead coyote. The 48-year-old was delighted to play the bad guy and explore the evil elements of his character.
It's not the Mechanical Animals creator's first acting gig. His debut was in 1997 in the film Lost Highway before having several small roles and cameos in TV shows.
He was also featured in Michael Moore's documentary Bowling for Columbine and discussed the speculation that his music influenced the two shooters who carried out the Columbine massacre.
Manson believed it was more the culture of fear and consumption that drove the two boys to launch the bloody attack.
When Moore asks Manson what he would say to the two shooters, the singer replied: "I wouldn't say a single word to them, I would listen to what they have to say, and that's what no one did."
Let Me Make You a Martyr premiered at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Canada last year before being released in the US later this year.
Featured Image Credit: Iscariot Films/Let Me Make You a Martyr
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