Sex and Drugs and ‘Kill Your Friends’ in this Frenzied Trailer for the British Rock Flick

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kill-your-friends-0001If you wanna make it the music business, you’ve got be ready to make some enemies. Or at least that’s what the trailer for Kill Your Friends is presenting. The new film starring Nicholas Hoult and James Corden, based upon the novel by John Niven, will be making its North America premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival soon, and we’ve just got our hands on the first trailer for Owen Harris‘ drug-addled portrait of the pop business. Fair warning: this trailer is very much NSFW, but it does look like it might be able to find some dark thrills from the cutthroat excess of its characters. Kill Your Friends also stars Rosanna Arquette, Ed Skrein, Georgia King, and Craig Roberts. The film will open in the UK on November 6th, but aside from the TIFF date, there’s no information on when Kill Your Friends will be readily available on this side of the Atlantic.

The official synopsis for Kill Your Friends:

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. Fuelled 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.

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