Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
Go Think Big
Helping young people achieve their career dreams
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Official Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Arrives
Tony and the assembled heroes face a techno-threat
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
25 September 2014
New Trailer For Jupiter Ascending
Mila Kunis has the whole world in her hands
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Love, Rosie (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Riot Club (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Quiet Ones (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Noah (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Romeo And Juliet (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Exclusive: Get Your First Look At Posh
Lone Scherfig delivers an education in class

24 February 2014  |  Written by Nev Pierce  

submit to reddit

Posh Movie

A story of incredibly well-off people doing terribly bad things, Posh feels very timely - and we have the first look at the dapper and dangerous gents starring in the new film from Lone Scherfig, director of An Education.

The beautiful boys in penguin suits include Max Irons and Sam Claflin as Miles and Alistair, first years at Oxford University determined to join the notorious Riot Club - a place that can make or break your time in higher education and, quite possibly, life. During the course of a night at the Bull’s Head pub, ambition and avarice lead them down a dark path.

Posh is scripted by Laura Wade, adapted from her own play, which opened during the 2010 General Election, where audiences and critics weren’t shy in drawing comparisons between the fictional Riot Club and the Bullingdon Club, of which Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson were members. Yet Scherfig says there is no direct correlation in characters; we won’t be pointing to garrulous but sinister men with straw blond hair thinking “He seems familiar...”

“No, not at all,” says the Danish director. “Also, if you see things that are horrific in this film you shouldn't blame the Bullingdon Club. Or the other way around... You may see things that are charming in Posh and think maybe that is the way the Bullingdon Club is as well!”

The aim, according to Scherfig, is to make a broader film about power and class - one that grips and amuses, as well as provokes. “It’s more dynamic and energetic and dramatic and tough than the films I've done previously.”

Audiences can find out for themselves when Posh opens on September 19, also starring Holliday Grainger, Sam Reid, Douglas Booth, Natalie Dormer and Jessica Brown-Findlay
 


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Three-Minute Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Lands
Here comes the dubstepper
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Rather the stage cast
As the stage cast are only a couple of years older than the leads I dont see why they didn't play the roles. Give me Tom Mison any day over these,. More

Posted by acertree at 22:18 on 24 February 2014 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Your Introductory Guide To That DC Movie Slate
Suicide Squad? Cyborg? Aquaman? We explain who’s who in the DC Universe

Captain America 3, Iron Man And Civil War: Where Next For The Marvel Cinematic Universe?
What to make of today's Marvel news

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)