KILL YOUR FRIENDS is an upcoming dark comedy crime-thriller film directed by Owen Harris, script written by John Niven based on his own written 2008 best-selling novel of the same name. Starring Nicholas Hoult as a music executive at the height of the Britpop era who will stop at nothing to further his career, the film was selected to be shown in the City to City section of the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. Craig Roberts, Tom Riley, Georgia King, Jim Piddock, James Corden, Joseph Mawle, and Edward Hogg also star.
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 (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.
- via StudioCanal UK