Red Band Trailer for ‘Goat’ Starring Nick Jonas & James Franco

Nick Jonas & James Franco

Paramount has released a new red-band trailer for Andrew Neel’s hazing drama Goat, featuring pop-star-turned-actor Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer, with a cameo by producer James Franco.

After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Goat opens in select theaters and VOD on September 23rd.

Based on the memoir by Brad Land, co-written by Neel, David Gordon Green, and Mike Roberts, this dark side of frat hazing depicts the story of a young man desperate to join his brother’s fraternity, only to wonder if the cost is really worth it.

Check out the red-band trailer below for the film also starring Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty, Jake Picking, and Virginia Gardner.

I wonder how many of these writers and authors actually went through pledging with fraternity life that serves to create a dangerous culture whose effects are severe and long-lasting.

 Andrew Neel’s Hazing Drama

Reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer, 19-year-old Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer) starts college determined to get his life back to normal. His brother, Brett (Nick Jonas), is already established on campus and with a fraternity that allures Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and life-long friendships. Brad is desperate to belong but as he sets out to join the fraternity his brother exhibits reservations, a sentiment that threatens to divide them. As the pledging ritual moves into hell week, a rite that promises to usher these unproven boys into manhood, the stakes violently increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events. What occurs in the name of ‘brotherhood’ tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways.