‘Kill Your Friends’ Trailer: Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll

Nicholas Hoult in Kill Your Friends
Joseph Mawle, Nicholas Hoult and Craig Roberts in ‘Kill Your Friends.’

A new full trailer’s been released for Kill Your Friends, a music-driven comedy/crime thriller starring Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, Mad Max: Fury Road). Kill Your Friends debuted at the Toronto Film Festival, earning mixed reviews with some critics comparing it to American Psycho and The Wolf of Wall Street. The R-rated film, which marks Owen Harris’ feature film directorial debut, is based on John Niven’s novel, and Niven adapted his book for the screen. In addition to Hoult, the cast includes Craig Roberts, James Corden, Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons), Joseph Mawle, Georgia King, Ed Skrein, Jim Piddock, and Edward Hogg. Well Go USA Entertainment will be releasing Kill Your Friends in theaters and On Demand on April 1, 2016.

The Plot: London, 1997; the British music industry is on a winning streak. Britpop bands Blur, Oasis, Radiohead rule the airwaves and Cool Britannia is in full swing. 27-year-old hit chasing A&R man Steven Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through the music business, a world where careers are made and broken by chance and the fickle tastes of the general public. In an industry of dream-makers, Stelfox refuses to buy into the ‘dream’ – and despises anyone that does. Fueled by greed, ambition and inhuman quantities of drugs, Stelfox searches for his next hit record amid a relentless orgy of self-gratification. Created by an industry that demands success at any price, Stelfox takes the concept of ‘killer tunes’ to a murderous new level in a desperate attempt to salvage his career. Balanced against the backdrop of the music business and its characters, Stelfox is the ultimate anti-hero: chronically sexist, racist, and everything else-ist.

Watch the Kill Your Friends trailer: