The latest trailer for “Kill Your Friends” introduces us to the dog-eat-dog world of the Britpop music industry, via a fast-talking, fourth wall-breaking Nicholas Hoult, who plays Steven Stelfox, a power-hungry A&R man who will stop at nothing to make his way to the top. Adapted by John Nivens from his 2008 cult novel of the same name, “Kill Your Friends” is the directorial debut of Owen Harris. The film co-stars Craig Roberts, Rosanna Arquette, Tim Riley and burgeoning talk show host James Corden.
Set to a booming soundtrack, the trailer delves inside the music industry, a world of amorality and excess or, as Stelfox puts it, “A freeloading orgy of utter nonsense.” With its display of sex, drugs and acerbic wit, the black comedy looks like it is taking more than a few cues from “Trainspotting” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The addictive trailer throws in several doses of “American Psycho” for good measure when a sinister Hoult threatens that “everyone is going to pay.”
“Kill Your Friends” made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last month and hits British cinemas on November 6. Check out the trailer above for some bloody good fun.