A new red band trailer has dropped for Goat, the brutal-looking upcoming picture that takes a no-holds-barred look at U.S. college hazing.
Ben Schnetzer plays 19-year-old Brad Land, who sets out to join a fraternity that promises protection, popularity and friendships. Adding to that is the fact that his brother Brett (Nick Jonas) has been established in the frat for sometime already.
Early reviews have been mostly positive for Goat, which, at least from the trailer below, looks to offer many uncomfortable moments of young men acting crazy in the search for acceptance and popularity. This could be a riveting, eye-opening pic, or a tiring, eye-rolling slog with an array of unlikeable characters. We’ll see.
Goat, also starring James Franco, Gus Halper, Virginia Gardner, and Jake Picking, will have a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on September 23.
Synopsis for Goat:
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.