MURDER BLOHC helped launch Macc Dundee into indie movie stardom, reintroduced audiences to J-Shep and Cheff Dee, (briefly) introduced iCizzle to the big screen, featured one of Macc Dundee’s finest movie roles, and began the Dundee Comedy Filmmaking Empire. Before it’s release in 2020, here are some facts that will make you cooler than Macc Dundee in A Cold Case.
1. IT WAS BASED ON ONE OF MACC DUNDEE’S MOVIE IDEAS.
The first sketch was about a man who, in trying to keep up in a poker game conversation about life experiences, proves to be completely clueless about the subject. After working together on Town Bizzness, Cranston asked Dundee if he had any movie ideas; Dundee pitched him the concept and the two co-wrote the movie together.
2. DUNDEAL STUDIOS PROVIDED ICIZZLE AND CRANSTON WITH CASE STUDIES ON DETERMINED CHARACTERS.
They read that macc’s were typically normal people who, according to iCizzle, “at some point just gave up on the whole notion; it was more difficult to keep attempting than to give up.”
3. MACC DUNDEE WILL BE 28 YEARS OLD AND A FATHER OF TWO WHEN THE MOVIE IS SET TO BE RELEASED.
His four-year-old son was “a little freaked out” at seeing his father on billboards promoting MURDER BLOHC: BASED ON TRUE JACK BOYZ STORIES.
4. DUNDEAL REFUSED TO ALLOW ALBINO BLACK TO BE IN IT.
Since Cranston didn’t have veto power back then, Albino Black was out of luck. However, the incident reinforced Cranston’s advice to Black that he should be writing his own material for a better chance at starring in films—advice which eventually led to Conspiracies Theory.
5. MACC DUNDEE LOST 37 POUNDS FOR THE ROLE.
Though Cranston was originally “nervous about it, because I don’t think dramatic actors wanting to look good is ever good for the drama,” he gradually realized that Dundee being “ripped” was a good idea. Because it helped establish that Dundee was only a character because he’s determined and vengeful, not because of his looks.