Based on the satirical novel by John Niven, Kill Your Friends is a black comedy-thriller which follows Steven Stelfox (Nicholas Hoult) who will stop at nothing – literally – to further his career in the music industry.
Nicholas Hoult has already proved he can do ‘crazy’ in Mad Max: Fury Road, so I guess he just has to ramp it up a little bit for Kill Your Friends. Take a look at the trailer below; it looks like a cross between American Psycho and Horrible Bosses, but can Steven Stelfox be the new Patrick Bateman?
As the twentieth century breathes its very last, with Britpop at its zenith, twenty-seven-year-old A&R man Steven Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through London’s music industry. Blithely crisscrossing the globe in search of the next megahit—fueled by greed and inhuman quantities of cocaine—Stelfox freely indulges in an unending orgy of self-gratification. But the industry is changing fast and the hits are drying up, and the only way he’s going to salvage his sagging career is by taking the idea of “cutthroat” to murderous new levels.
Kill Your Friends will be released in the UK on 6th November 2015.