March 07, 2014 7:32am PT by Stuart Kemp
Nicholas Hoult Starrer 'Kill Your Friends' Assembles Cast
LONDON -- Craig Roberts (22 Jump Street), Tom Riley (TV's Da Vinci’s Demons), Georgia King (Austenland), James Corden (Tony Award winner, One Man, Two Guvnors) and Edward Hogg (Bunny and the Bull) have joined the cast for satirical comedy Kill Your Friends, starring Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class).
The script details the story of a 27-year-old A&R man who is slashing and burning his way through the music business, fueled by greed, ambition and inhuman quantities of drugs, looking for the next hit record.
Directed by Owen Harris, the film is produced by Gregor Cameron (UNIGRAM), Will Clarke (Altitude Film Entertainment) and Len Blavatnik (AI Film andWarner Music Group).
Based on John Niven's cult novel of the same name, the movie centered in and around the era of Britpop has Warner Music Group on board to produce the soundtrack from Niven's script.
Shooting is scheduled to begin next week on the movie backed by AI Film, Altitude Film Entertainment, UNIGRAM, Pinewood Productions and World’s End.
Kill Your Friends will be released by StudioCanal in the U.K. with Altitude Film Sales handling international sales. It marks the debut feature film for Harris, whose previous credits include Black Mirror, Misfits and Holy Flying Circus.
Hoult replaced Rafe Spall in the movie.