In 2010 The Royal Court Theatre in London had a major success with Laura Wade’s Posh, which premiered at the venue and then transferred to the West End. Now it’s becoming a film and they’ve got some of the best – and prettiest – young British actors to fill out the cast, including Catching Fire’s Sam Claflin, Romeo & Juliet’s Douglas Booth and The Host’s Max Irons.
The first images from the movie have been released, which you can see below (click on them for larger versions).
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, POSH follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening. POSH is directed by Lone Scherfig, who most recently helmed ‘One Day’, and the Best Picture Academy Award nominee ‘An Education’. It is produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures (‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, ‘Seven Psychopaths’).
‘Screenwriter Laura Wade has adapted her critically-acclaimed play, with development support from the BFI Film Fund and Film4. ‘Posh’ premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2010, before transferring to the West End.’
It’s due out in UK cinemas on September 19th.