The likes of Max Irons (“The Host”), Sam Claflin (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”) and Douglas Booth (“Jupiter Ascending”) are all reportedly in negotiations to star in the film adaptation of the 2010 Royal Court Theatre production “Posh”.
“Twilight” star Robert Pattinson is also said to be in talks, albeit at an earlier stage. “An Education” director Lone Scherfig has already signed on to helm the project.
The original play is set around a fictional version of the Bullingdon Club (essentially a fraternity at the esteemed Oxford University), and involves privileged idiots getting together, drinking themselves into oblivion and trashing restaurants.
Wade’s play focuses on the members of the Riot Club, whose meeting in a country pub ends in tragedy. The original production launched several careers including Kit Harington (“Game Of Thrones”) and David Dawson (“Luther”). Filming is aiming to get underway in May.
Source: The Daily Mail