Focus Features just released a one-minute teaser trailer and a new poster for the dramatic thriller, Thoroughbreds. Written and directed by Cory Finley, the 2018 release stars Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Anton Yelchin (in one of his last film roles), and Paul Sparks (House of Cards). Focus is targeting a March 9, 2018 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.