Goat Trailer: James Franco Hazes Some Freshmen
Paramount Pictures has unveiled the trailer for their dark fraternity drama Goat, which provides a searing portrayal of masculinity, violence and brotherhood. Check out the Goat trailer below, along with the poster in the gallery!
Reeling from a terrifying assault over the summer, 19-year-old Brad Land (Ben Schnetzer) starts college determined to get his life back to normal. His brother, Brett (Nick Jonas), is already established on campus and with a fraternity that allures Brad with its promise of protection, popularity, and life-long friendships. Brad is desperate to belong but as he sets out to join the fraternity his brother exhibits reservations, a sentiment that threatens to divide them. As the pledging ritual moves into hell week, a rite that promises to usher these unproven boys into manhood, the stakes violently increase with a series of torturous and humiliating events. What occurs in the name of ‘brotherhood’ tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways.
Directed by Andrew Neel (King Kelly, Darkon), co-written by Neel, David Gordon Green and Mike Roberts, based on the acclaimed memoir by Brad Land, Goat stars Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty, Virginia Gardner, Jake Picking and James Franco. The film is produced by Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa with Rabbit Bandini’s James Franco and Vince Jolivette.
Goat is set to open September 23 in New York, LA and select cities, digitally and on VOD.