(hennemusic) Metallica fans in Europe, mark your calendars as Mission To Lars, the film about a learning disabled man, Tom Spicer, and his transatlantic quest to find his hero, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, will go on sale April 8 in Northern Europe and will feature a special 30-minute interview with Lars as a bonus.
Lars Ulrich is a heavy metal god with his own jumbo jet. Tom Spicer lives in a care home in Devon and has Fragile X Syndrome. Tom has a dream, to meet his hero, to meet Lars. His siblings promise to make it happen, with hopes of good times and bonding. But what starts out a dream soon becomes a nightmare as Tom's disabilities, a dysfunctional family, and heavy metal's labyrinthine backstage world thwart the mission at every turn. But as they get closer to Lars, Tom the man starts to shine.
After 20 years and 10,000 times of asking his journalist sister, Kate, when he was going to meet Lars, she finally cracked.
This documentary film that looks beyond disability, and uncovers the soul of a very cool guy.
Kate and filmmaker brother, William, break Tom out of his care home in Exmouth, and hit the road, from Bristol, to Heathrow, to Los Angeles, to Las Vegas and beyond. more on this story