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 Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Leonardo DiCaprio Moves To The Crowded Room
He'll produce and may star in the true-life tale
James Franco In Talks For Why Him?
Could he be the boyfriend from hell?
Kristen Stewart On For Kelly Reichardt's New Drama
She'll play a lawyer
Adventure Time Heads To Cinemas
Finn and Jake go big (screen)
Meet Lady Penelope And Brains In New Thunderbirds Are Go! Images
Parker, fetch the Rolls...
Focus Is Sharp At The Top Of The US Box Office
The Lazarus Effect arises in fifth
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
06 February 2015
Podcast 147: Titus Welliver, Douglas Booth
It's a hat trick!
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Love, Rosie (2014)
Empire Star Rating
'71 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Riot Club (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Riot Club (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Trailer For The Riot Club
Shirty rotten scoundrels

13 May 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Universal

submit to reddit

Remember Oxford Blues, in which Rob Lowe’s uber-jock pursues unfeasibly well-to-do Lady Catherine Smugglington-Teacups from America to Oxfordton University where he woos her, gets a first class degree in PPE and joins the first available Tory government?* Well, The Riot Club, is shaping up to be absolutely nothing like that. Lone Scherfig’s new drama – previously known as Posh after the play on which it is based – is a much less whimsical affair, with some pointed insights to make about the British class system. It has a new title, a new trailer and a fresh poster to share with you lucky, lucky public. Click below to watch the promo.

 

A story of entitlement, privilege and very silly waistcoats adapted by Laura Wade from her own play, The Riot Club takes obvious inspiration from the real-life Bullingdon Club. Scherfig herself, however, denies any direct link between the film’s characters and, say, members of the current government. Which is probably just as well considering the bloody violence that plays out in their wood-panelled club house.

“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 [The Riot Club] 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 The Riot Club opens on September 19, starring Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Holliday Grainger, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay and Natalie Dormer.

* we forget the exact details


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

Octavia Spencer Is Set For Insurgent
She'll lead Amity in the Divergent sequel
X-Men: Days Of Future Past Premiere
Magnetos and Professor Xs launch the new mutant marvel

Your Comments

Poor marketing!
The marketing department appear to be unsure what to market here - rich, spoilt, corrupt, Tory Toffs having a great time - which would alienate the majority of the UK film going public considering the current climate. Nobody likes to see the great divide rubbed in their faces. Or a drama in which the 'cream' of British society do bad things and get a punishment. More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 12:05 on 13 May 2014 | Report This Post

Spoiler-y trailer alert
I stopped the trailer around the 1:30 mark. Just started to verge into another over-revealing trailer. I'd have probably gone to see this based on the first 90 seconds and then been genuinely surprised by what goes on. Now I know pretty much how the film will play out. I hope there are more surprises than revealed here, but looks like a Sky Movies Premiere flick to me. More

Posted by murta1993 at 11:59 on 13 May 2014 | Report This Post

Toff Tosh
Bad trailer for what looks like being a bad film: a simplistic swipe at the UK's favourite punchbag – Tory toffs. More

Posted by olirog at 11:22 on 13 May 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

The Empire Podcast Oscars 2015 Special
The team's take on the 87th Academy Awards

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Robert Downey Jr. On Age Of Ultron
Tomorrow: Mark Ruffalo talks Bruce Banner...

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 maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month 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)