KILL YOUR FRIENDS new trailer – Nicholas Hoult leads a adaptation of John Niven’s novel

KILL YOUR FRIENDS new trailer – Nicholas Hoult leads a adaptation of John Niven’s novel

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I remember first hearing about the movie KILL YOUR FRIENDS (which is based on John Niven’s hit novel) about four years ago, probably because I’ve been following the career of Nicholas Hoult, who I imagine was working on this around the same time he did WARM BODIES. We already saw a teaser trailer before the movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Now we’ve got a new trailer that shows just a bit more of what to expect, even acknowledging obvious comparisons to AMERICAN PSYCHO. Hoult is on a hot streak lately with his work on the X-MEN films and MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, but this should be a chance to see how he handles a meaty lead role without a lot of make-up to cover his performance. Supporting cast members include THE LATE LATE SHOW’s host James Corden, Georgia King, Craig Roberts, Tom Riley, Joseph Mawle, Edward Hogg, Moritz Bleibtre, Rosanna Arquette and Ed Skrein. Take a look at the new trailer and see what you think.

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.

KILL YOUR FRIENDS opens in theaters and hits VOD on April 1, 2016

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.