One of the highlights of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, “The Stanford Prison Experiment” — Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s stirring, often disturbing follow up to his David Sedaris adaptation “C.O.G.” — is hitting theaters this summer, and we finally have ourselves a trailer.
The official synopsis:
What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days.
Beyond being a fantastic film, “Stanford” also offers some consider eye candy amidst its terror: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Thirlby, Michael Anganaro, Logan Miller and Thomas Mann round out the cast. Check the film out in theaters July 17th, and watch the trailer below: