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Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Plays Ryan Dunn in Bam Margera Film ‘I Needed Time to Stay Useless’

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For some time, it’s been said that Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds bares somewhat of a resemblance to late ‘Jackass’ star Ryan Dunn. Apparently, Ryan Dunn’s best friend, Bam Margera, feels the same way. Thus, Margera casted the Mastodon riff master to play the part of Ryan Dunn in Bam’s upcoming film, ‘I Needed Time to Stay Useless.’

Not much has been revealed about what Hinds’ role will entail, but the news was quietly shared by Bam himself in an August 2014 video right before conducting a hilarious interview (seen above) with Hinds, where the majority of questions were penis-related in some way. “He just did the movie ‘I Needed Time to Stay Useless.’ He’s playing Ryan Dunn and he did an awesome f—ing job,” says Margera in the video.

Bits and pieces of ‘I Needed Time to Stay Useless’ have been shared online by Bam. The film seems to follow a documentary format with interludes similar to Margera’s classic ‘CKY’ videos. One exclusive preview shows Bam’s 2013 marriage to Nicole Boyd, while another depicts a heavy-handed fight between Bam, his friend Brandon Novak and an unidentified man.

It seems that Hinds was filmed in a scripted role portraying Ryan Dunn, which wouldn’t be unusual for a Bam Margera film due to the daredevil’s history of combining multiple styles of filmmaking in a single project.

Ryan Dunn passed away in a car accident on June 20, 2011. Investigators determined Dunn was driving under the influence of alcohol at up to 140mph in his Porsche 911 GT3 before the crash, which also killed ‘Jackass Number Two’ production assistant Zachary Hartwell.

Bam Margera’s ‘I Needed Time to Stay Useless’ has yet to receive an official release date.

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