Nicholas Hoult Is Deadly Serious About Britpop and Hit Records in New 'Kill Your Friends' Trailer

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Nicholas Hoult arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on May 7, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Here’s your first look at Nicholas Hoult as a deranged A&R man in the feature film adaptation of Kill Your Friends, John Niven’s cult novel set during the height of the Britpop era. In the movie’s first trailer, Hoult’s, er, passion is apparent as he parties, creeps and even strangles a Supergrass admirer on his bloody quest for the “one thing matters in this racket: Big. Hit. Records.”

Hoult’s turn as a music industry version of Patrick Bateman may jolt those who remember him as the sweet-faced tyke in 2002’s About a Boy. More recently his credits include Mad Max: Fury Road and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Directed by Owen Harris, Kill Your Friends also stars James Corden, Craig Roberts, Rosanna Arquette, Tom Riley and Georgia King. As previously reported, the film has Warner Music Group on board to produce the soundtrack from Niven's script. The movie, which wrapped shooting a year ago, has been placed in the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

Watch the NSFW trailer here:

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