How Dave Mustaine Inspired Luke Perry In ‘The Beat Beneath My Feet’


Former “Beverly Hills 90210” Actor Luke Perry has revealed how he based part of his role in “The Beat Beneath My Feet” on Dave Mustaine.

“I thought about the gentleman from Megadeth – Dave Mustaine,” the 48-year-old actor said. Like Luke’s character, Dave, who also co-founded Metallica, was left unable to play the guitar after suffering severe nerve damage to his left arm and hand.

“He was a guy who had a lot of trouble in his life because of different issues. He got asked to leave one band and started up his own band. Something happened to his arm and he was challenged physically to play the guitar,” Luke continued. “I thought, ‘There’s something inside that guy that really drives him to overcome all those things and find his way back to making music’. So I wondered about that a lot when thinking about the challenges he had to overcome, so there may have been part of where that came from.”

Spotlight Pictures recently acquired worldwide rights to “The Beat Beneath My Feet”, which also stars newcomer Nicholas Galitzine. Directed by John Williams and written and produced by Michael Müller (“Dummy”, “City Slackers”), the film will open in the United Kingdom at PictureHouse cinemas from May 12.