First Trailer for ‘Kill Your Friends’ Starring Nicholas Hoult

Starring Nicholas Hoult

StudioCanal has debuted a teaser trailer for Kill Your Friends, the big-screen adaptation of John Niven’s darkly satirical novel, starring Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road). If it is anything like the book, this is going to be a good thing.

Also starring James Corden, Georgia King, Craig Roberts, Tom Riley, Joseph Mawle, Edward Hogg, Ed Skrein, Moritz Bleibtreu, and Rosanna Arquette, and directed by Owen Harris (Black Mirror), the movie follows a “man powered by cocaine, alcohol and prostitutes, attempting to carve out a career in the London music industry as he tries to find the next massive hit.”

Kill Your Friends will premiere next month at the Toronto Film Festival and hits U.K. theaters on November 6th. Check out the first trailer (very NSFW) and artworks below.

When the road to success is littered with losers and even your closest colleagues are desperate for you to fail, what would you do to make it to the top?

Starring Nicholas HoultLondon, 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 (Nicholas Hoult) is slashing and burning his way through the music business, a world where ‘no one knows anything’ and where careers are made and broken by chance and the fickle tastes of the general public – “Yeah, those animals”.

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, as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, Stelfox takes the concept of ‘killer tunes’ to a murderous new level in a desperate attempt to salvage his career.

Kill Your Friends is a dark, satirical and hysterically funny evisceration of the Nineties music business. A time and place populated by frauds, charlatans and bluffers; where ambition is a higher currency than talent, and where it seems anything can be achieved – as long as you want it badly enough.

Starring Nicholas Hoult