Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Cary Fukunaga No Longer Directing The New It
He's departed the adaptation of Stephen King's horror
New Point Break Poster Online
The only law that matters is gravity
New Documentary Planned About George Miller's Ill-Fated Justice League
Director Ryan Unicomb wants to explore the abandoned superhero pic
Exclusive: Three New Ant-Man Stills
Fresh from the new issue of Empire...
Alicia Vikander In Talks For The New Bourne Film
And Assassin's Creed
Tomorrowland Plants Its Flag At The Top Of The US Box Office Charts
Poltergeist haunts fifth
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 May 2015
First Look At Bald James McAvoy As Professor X
Bryan Singer posts a new pic for X-Men: Apocalypse
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Warm Bodies (2013)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men: First Class (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Nicholas Hoult Says Kill Your Friends
In a new Britpop comedy with Jim Piddock

04 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Nicholas-Hoult-Says-Kill-Your-Friends

We’ve clearly reached the point where the 1990s’ Britpop scene can be properly treated as a period piece, with many cinemagoers too young to remember its heyday, what with their Bieber fever and their 1Direction cults. Still, Nicholas Hoult and Jim Piddock will be looking to stir up some nostalgia with Kill Your Friends.

Adapted by John Niven from his own 2008 book, Kill Your Friends finds 27-year-old A&R man Steven Stelfox (Hoult) carving out quite the career for himself in the London music industry. Zigzagging around the world in search of the next massive hit (powered by greed and huge snorts of Colombian marching powder), Stelfox will do anything for that elusive new sensation. Even if it means getting a little more cut-throat than the competition… Literally.

With Holy Flying Circus and Black Mirror director Owen Harris stepping up to direct his first film, he also has regular Christopher Guest/Family Tree co-creator Piddock aboard to play Derek Summers, the managing director of Stelfox’s record label. Also in the cast are James Corden, Austenland's Georgia King, Da Vinci's Demons' Tom Riley, Submarine's Craig Roberts, Half Of A Yellow Sun's Joseph Mawle and Bunny & The Bull's Edward Hogg.

After his recent cameo in the front row at this year's Oscars, Hoult will next be seen in X-Men: Days Of Future Past (out May 22), reprising his role as the younger Hank “Beast” McCoy. He also has Gillian Flynn adaptation Dark Places and long-delayed Mad Max sequel Fury Road awaiting release.


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

Bryan Singer Off To Battle Creek
He'll direct the pilot for Vince Gilligan & David Shore's new show
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  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)