Kill Your Friends is directed by Owen Harris and tells the story of the infamous era of Britpop music, a Pinewood invested film.
Executive producers on the film are are AI Films (Aviv Giladi, Vince Holden), Altitude (Andy Mayson, Mike Rungall), Pinewood Productions (Steve Norris, Ivan Dunleavy), STUDIOCANAL (Danny Perkins, Jenny Borgars) and World’s End (Johnny Vaughan) as well as Nicholas Hoult, Kate Buckley, Amanda Ghost and James Sully with Ben Giladi as associate produer. KILL YOUR FRIENDS will be released in the UK by STUDIOCANAL. Altitude Film Sales are handling international sales.
Written by John Niven, Kill Your Friends is produced by Gregor Cameron (UNIGRAM), Will Clarke (Altitude Film Entertainment) and Len Blavatnik (AI Film and Warner Music Group).
Shot on location in London and at Teddington Studios with Post Production work completed at Pinewood Studios
Starring Nicolas Hoult, Ed Skrein, Tom Riley, James Corden and Georgia King Kill Your Friends is set in London 1997; the British music industry is on a winning streak. Britpop bands Blur, Oasis, The Verve rule the airwaves and Cool Britannia is in full swing.
27 year old A&R man Steven Stelfox (Hoult) is slashing and burning his way through the music business, a world where ‘no one knows anything’ and where careers are made and broken by chance and the fickle tastes of the general public. Fuelled by greed, ambition and inhuman quantities of drugs, Stelfox lives the dream, as he searches for his next hit record.
But as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, Stelfox takes the concept of “killer tunes” to a murderous new level in a desperate attempt to salvage his career.