While the music industry as it once was has been more or less destroyed, it’s proving fertile ground for storytellers. On the small screen, Martin Scorsese drops “Vinyl” on HBO in January, while Showtime will be the home of Cameron Crowe‘s “Roadies” (check out the first teaser). Meanwhile, the big screen has music manager Bill Murray discovering new talent in “Rock The Kashbah” and now, Nicholas Houltnavigates the world of executives and hitmakers with “Kill Your Friends.” And the latter has a new trailer.
Based on the novel by John Niven, co-starring James Cordenand Craig Roberts, and directed by Owen Harris (“Secret Diary Of A Call Girl,” “Black Mirror“), this one jumps back to the heady days of the ’90s (I’m feeling old), as a young man navigates the excesses of the British scene at the time, all while taking a ruthless path to the top. There will be blood. Here’s the official synopsis:
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?
London, 1997; the British Music Industry is on a winning streak. Britpop bands Blur, Oasis, The Verve rule the airwaves and Cool Britannia is in full swing.
27-year-old A&R man Steven Stelfox 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. Fuelled by greed, ambition and inhuman quantities of drugs, Stelfox lives the dream, as he searches for his next hit record.
But 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.