‘The Riot Club’ Trailer: Watch Some Spoiled Rich Kids Act Rotten
As if you needed another reason to be annoyed by white male privilege and spoiled rich kids, the first trailer for The Riot Club has arrived. The film unites two male stars from two big YA movie franchises—Sam Claflin from The Hunger Games and Max Irons from Divergent—which should be an attractive draw for the younger female audience. And to appeal to the more discerning movie-goer, The Riot Club comes from director Lone Scherfig, who previously helmed An Education.
The Riot Club looks like a more cinematic and sophisticated version of a ‘90s or early ‘00s teen thriller, like The Skulls but with better cinematography and acting. And just as that film collected some of the hottest young American actors of the time, this one boasts many of the hottest young British actors, like Claflin and Irons, Douglas Booth and Natalie Dormer.
The film follows an elite fraternity at Oxford University, made up of 10 rich, spoiled and obnoxious young men who love to drink champagne/waste it by spraying it everywhere because they can. They’re also rather fond of acting quite badly, which leads to a particularly violent incident that shakes things up among the brothers.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Filthy. Rich. Spoiled. Rotten. A band of overprivileged rich boys run wild in this savagely funny satire of money, sex and power. In the elite realm of Oxford University, no society is more exclusive than The Riot Club, the ultra-selective fraternity for Britain’s most privileged sons. When he’s recruited to join, down-to-earth first-year student Miles (Max Irons) is at first amused—but he’s about to get a taste of upper-crust entitlement at its ugliest when a hedonistic night of drinking and drugs spins out of control. The Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin co-stars in this deliciously dark look at boys behaving badly from the Oscar(R)-nominated director of An Education.
Based on the play Posh by Laura Wade, The Riot Club also stars Holliday Grainger and Jessica Brown Findlay, and hits theaters and VOD on March 27.