Nicholas Hoult is going to take the starring role in a film adaptation of the novel Kill Your Friends.
Author John Niven confirmed on Twitter that the book was being made into a movie and that his leading man would be X-Men star Nicholas.
He wrote: “After much delay and hell I am very pleased to say that the movie of Kill Your Friends starts shooting in March.
“Kill Your Friends film is being directed by Owen Harris and stars Nicholas Hoult as Stelfox. The screenplay is from my own tiny brain.”
He added: “Special mention to our wonderful KYF producers Gregor Cameron and Will Clarke, who have roasted their own b**** for 4 years getting us here.”
Kill Your Friends is about A&R man Steven Stelfox’s rise through the cut-throat music industry of the 90s, fuelled by drugs and his search for the next hit record – but when the business begins to change, Stelfox’s efforts to survive have murderous consequences.
Nicholas can be seen later this year in X-Men: Days Of Future Past and in Dark Places alongside Chloe Grace Moretz, Charlize Theron and Christina Hendricks.
Last weekend (on January 12) Nicholas attended the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards to support his girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence who was nominated for her work in the movie American Hustle. Jennifer won the award and because Nicholas was sitting next to her we got a glimpse of him during the show. Because Nicholas skipped the red carpet we only have three photos of him and Jennifer during the show. I’d like to thank my friend Lindsey for donating the photos!
Last week X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer tweeted “#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!” which raised the question who’s going to be in the new X-Men movie. Vulture.com is now reporting that the “First Class” cast will be part of the new movie!
Vulture has learned that after finishing up next summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, Singer will indeed be behind the camera on the new film, making this the director’s first back-to-back foray into the X-Men world since he kicked off the franchise with X-Men (in 2000) and X2 (in 2003). But though Days of Future Past weaves together the veteran X-Men cast (including Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and Halle Berry) and the younger actors introduced in X-Men: First Class (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence), and Apocalypse will be a direct sequel set up in Days of Future Past’s closing moments, the new film is intended to focus strictly on the younger McAvoy-Fassbender cast. The movie suggests that though First Class was the franchise’s lowest earner when it bowed in 2011, Fox has enough confidence that the star-packed Days of Future Past will give the new cast enough momentum to stand on its own.
Nicholas’ upcoming movie Young Ones is set to premiere at Sundance Film Festival next month.
Young Ones/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jake Paltrow)—When a series of events is set into motion, altering his young life forever, Jerome is forced to make choices that no child should ever have to make. Cast: Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit-McPhee.