Nicholas Hoult gets slash happy in new trailer for Kill Your Friends

A new trailer has landed online for Kill Your Friends, Owen Harris’s adaptation of John Niven’s pitch-black comedy in which Nicholas Hoult attempts to keep his head above water in the cut-throat world of the music industry. And if he actually has to cut a few throats along the way, so be it…

Hoult plays Steven Stelfox, a sociopathic record exec navigating the ‘90s Britpop scene by killing off his rivals. Think of him as Patrick Bateman with a record collection full of Blur and Supergrass rather than Huey Lewis and The News.

Check out the new trailer below…

The comparisons with American Psycho are unavoidable, from Hoult’s wolfish grin to the blood-spattered satire of the script. Whether it can plough its own furrow without feeling derivative remains to be seen, but Hoult certainly makes for a compelling lead. Co-starring James Cordon, Rosanna Arquette and Ed Skrein, Kill Your Friends will open in the UK on November 6 2015 with a US date to be confirmed.