John Niven’s cult classic novel Kill Your Friends has made it to the big screen!
Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: First Class) stars as a ruthlessly ambitious Artists and Repertoire agent at a London record company at the height of the Britpop era in ’97.
The story had been referred to as this generation’s American Psycho – high praise there. It’s a darkly funny satyrical look at the music industry.
“Music: I think of it as painting an emotion,” opens the trailer, with an uplifting score.
“It can take you to a place that you never knew before.”
“It’s the highest form of human communication.”
……. “F**k. Off.” Enter Hoult’s character. He’s got a much more jaded view of the industry, and, much like the character, this film doesn’t look like it’s taking any prisoners.
Riddled with the plotted and (sometimes!) carried out murders of his co-workers – played by the likes of comedian James Corden (Into The Woods), Craig Roberts (22 Jump Street), and Ed Skrein (The Transporter: Refuelled) – this film’s sure to be an absolute killer.
Of course, set in the music scene, we’re all expecting a lot from the soundtrack – and it looks like it’s gonna slay! The original soundtrack is on Parlophone Records, featuring the likes of Bastille, Blur, Chemical Brothers, Oasis, Radiohead, Royal Blood, and the Rudimental’s promo single for the movie, ‘Good Thing,’ ft. John Newman.
The director, Owen Harris, is known for popular British TV show Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and also a few episodes of Misfits here and there. More recently he directed the controversial The Gamechangers for the BBC – a short film starring Daniel Radcliffe as Grand Theft Auto creator Sam Houser which chronicled the rise of the game, and certainly didn’t pull any punches with the controversy surrounding the lawsuits RockStar Games were embroiled in.
Kill Your Friends is set to hit UK cinemas on November 6th! Check out the (explicit) trailer below!
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