Last week it was revealed that Nicholas Hoult and Jim Piddock had signed up to star in Kill Your Friends. Now production has started and it’s been revealed they have plenty of company, as Craig Roberts (Submarine), Tom Riley (‘Da Vinci’s Demons’), Georgia King (‘The New Normal’), Joseph Mawle (Half of a Yellow Sun), James Corden (‘Gavin & Stacey’) and Edward Hogg (The Comedian) will all co-star.
John Niven wrote the script, based on his cult novel of the same name. Here’s the synopsis: ‘London, 1997; the British music industry is on a winning streak. Britpop bands Blur, Oasis, The Verve rule the airwaves and Cool Britannia is in full swing. 27 year old A&R man Steven Stelfox (Hoult) is slashing and burning his way through the music business, a world where ‘no one knows anything’ and where careers are made and broken by chance and the fickle tastes of the general public. Fuelled by greed, ambition and inhuman quantities of drugs, Stelfox lives the dream, as he searches for his next hit record. But as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, Stelfox takes the concept of “killer tunes” to a murderous new level in a desperate attempt to salvage his career.’
Owen Harris is directing, with shooting taking place in London for the next five weeks.