It’s the first trailer for the Nick Jonas frat boy hazing movie Goat – described by critics as “A Tale of Boys Gone Wild” and “Full Metal Jacket Meets Animal House” – and from the looks of it, it’s going to be creepy, violent, and wildly homoerotic.
Here’s the official synopsis from Playlist:
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.
Oh yeah, it also stars the ubiquitous James Franco.
“Goat” opens in limited release and on VOD on September 23rd. (via Towleroad)