Focus Features just released the full trailer for the dramatic thriller, Thoroughbreds. The trailer describes the film as American Psycho meets Heathers and marks one of actor Anton Yelchin’s (the Star Trek franchise, Terminator Salvation) final performances. Yelchin passed away on June 19, 2016 as the result of a freak accident in which he was crushed by his car after it rolled down his driveway.
Thoroughbreds wrapped production in 2016 and hit the festival circuit in 2017. The movie from first-time feature film writer/director Cory Finley had its premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival followed by screenings at the London, Chicago, Philadelphia, and AFI festivals. It’s currently sitting at 83% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with The Playlist’s Oliver Lyttelton describing Finley’s work as “one of the most assured and impressive American debut movies of the year.”
In addition to Anton Yelchin, the cast includes Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch), and Paul Sparks (House of Cards, The Girlfriend Experience). Focus Features is planning a March 9, 2018 domestic theatrical release.
The Plot: Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast.
Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily’s contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another’s most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.