Based on the hit British play “Posh,” the Lone Scherfig-helmed “The Riot Club” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month (read our review here) and a new clip (via The Guardian) is here – arriving just in time as the film opens in UK theaters today – along with a ten-minute chat with the principal cast.
Starring Max Irons (“The Host”), Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”) and Douglas Booth (“Noah”) the film follows a pair of Oxford University freshmen (Irons and Claflin) as they assimilate into the rarified culture of the school, ending up in the exclusive Riot Club. Tensions come to a head, very bad decisions are made, and things go out of control in one night at a respectable establishment called The Bull Head. The nearly two-minute-long clip takes place before Irons and Claflin officially become members of the titular society, where the three leads are having a casual conversation with a former member of the club played by Tom Holland (“In The Loop” and “Hanna”).
While we were disappointed by Scherfig’s latest – it was too blunt with its message of the horribleness of the British elite – the performances from the cast do shine through in spite of the script. Watch the clip below, followed by more insight from the ensemble.