“The Riot Club”

As a youngster, to be in some sort of high-end college club was a slender dream of mine, a dream that has yet to manifest itself into reality. But after seeing this trailer for Mrs. Lone Scherfig’s upcoming movie about a fictional elite Oxford Uni dining society, dubbed the Riot Club, some reservations have sprung up within me as to wanting that dream to become reality 😦 . What with all the champagne spraying, bloody punch throwing, sinister laughing, and general sinning complete with waistcoats! Then again, it’s not very smart or nice or diplomatic of me to judge all wealthy Brit student club members on this one riotous bunch…. 🙂

Release date: September 19, 2014

Synopsis

Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, THE RIOT CLUB follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

THE RIOT CLUB is directed by Lone Scherfig, who most recently helmed ‘One Day’, and the Best Picture Academy Award nominee ‘An Education’. It is produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures (‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, ‘Seven Psychopaths’).

Screenwriter Laura Wade has adapted her critically-acclaimed play, ‘Posh’, with development support from the BFI Film Fund and Film4. ‘Posh’ premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2010, before transferring to the West End.

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