‘KILL YOUR FRIENDS’ Premiere at Cannes 2015, lands international distribution



Kill Your Friends is set to make its market premiere at Cannes 2015 tomorrow and has already been acquired for distribution in North America and Canada, as well as German-speaking Europe.

The film has two screenings on Thursday 14 and Saturday 16 May as part of Altitude Film’s sales slate at Cannes, which opens its doors to the international film market today.

Ahead of the market premiere, Variety reports that Kill Your Friends has been acquired by Well Go USA Entertainment for distribution in North America and Canada.

The announcement comes shortly after the news that Ascot Elite picked up the movie for German-speaking Europe (via Screendaily.)

Earlier this year, John Niven announced a September 2015 release date, but according to Variety, Well Go USA plan to take the film on the festival circuit this year, with a release early next year.

We now also have a couple of additions to our list of 5 things we know about ‘Kill Your Friends’, including info on the soundtrack and the tone of the movie:

The movie’s soundtrack includes songs from Radiohead, Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Oasis and Blur.

“If you loved music in the 90s, and you liked ‘The Player,’ ‘Swimming with Sharks’ and ‘American Psycho,’ it still doesn’t come close to describing how savagely brilliant this movie is,” said Doris Pfardrescher, president and CEO of Well Go USA. “The way it skewers every part of the music industry is outrageous and hysterical,” she said.

Damien plays Ross in the film, alongside a stellar cast including Nicholas Hoult, Roseanna Arquette, James Corden, Georgia King, Craig Roberts, Tom Riley and Joseph Mawle.

Our favourite actor is currently appearing in cinemas across the world in National Theatre Live screenings of The Hard Problem. He is also heading to the big screen this year in a leading role in ‘pitch black’ thriller Tiger Raid.

Watch this space for more news as it happens.


Kill Your Friends is directed by Owen Harris, produced by Gregor Cameron (UNIGRAM), Will Clarke (Altitude Film Entertainment) and Len Blavatnik (AI Film and Warner Music Group) and will be released in the UK November 2015 by STUDIOCANAL.


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