Starring Ben Schnetzer and Nick Jonas, the film centers around a 19-year-old college student who joins the same fraternity that his older brother has pledged, only to realize that the nights of debauchery, the lack of responsibility and the manipulative hazing might be too much for him to handle. Neel also wrote the screenplay along with Mike Roberts, after an earlier pass by indie stalwart David Gordon Green. Virginia Gardner, Danny Flaherty and Austin Lyon co-star.
In a positive review out of Sundance, Indiewire Chief Film Critic Eric Kohn raved, “Slickly directed by Neel, the dreary movie scrutinizes the nature of that animalistic [frat] behavior and unsurprisingly discovers a pathetic scene…’Goat’ effectively shows the way frat life preys on the weak by hiding insecurities under layers of crass machismo.”
Paramount Home Media Distribution secured worldwide distribution rights to the drama after its premiere. While no release date has been set, “Goat” will soon go international when it plays in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival on February 17.
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