Not going to lie, I heard that there was a film being made about the record industry starring Nicholas Hoult and I was convinced that it would either be a mockumentary about boybands, or a sequel to The Boat That Rocked.
Whoa, was I wrong.
Kill Your Friends is a Tarantino style, American Psycho-esque look at those that live the life of excess, the cutthroat world of the music industry and the lengths that a man will go to. Spoiler alert, he kills his friends.
If you’ve been waiting for Nicholas Hoult to return to a Skins-like character, this is it. Kill Your Friends is based on the book by John Niven, who worked at a British record label during the 1990′s when BritPop and British music was front and centre of the world scene. The story follows Steven Stelfox, a hotshot at the label who goes to extreme lengths to secure the next big thing.
Also starring Ed Skrein (the first Daario in Game of Thrones), James Corden (The Late Late Show with James Corden), Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction) and Georgia King (One Day), Kill Your Friends is directed by Owen Harris, a relative newcomer with a couple of films and a few British TV episodes under his belt, but after seeing the slick trailer, we can safely bet his is a name we’ll be hearing more of.