(Image via Paramount)
The totally, 100% non-exploitative poster for Goat is here! And no, it's not a Wicked-like retelling the Brady Bunch episode where Greg steals Raquel, his rival school's mascot.
Goat, directed by Andrew Neel and starring Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer and James Franco, is about hazing, hence the Poison-esque poster. (Both films share a producer in Christine Vachon)
(Movie still via Zeitgeist Films)
From a press release:
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 provides a searing portrayal of masculinity, violence and brotherhood. The film is produced by Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa with Rabbit Bandini’s James Franco and Vince Jolivette.
Goat opens September 23 in select cities and will be available then on VOD. I hope they make it available in hotels.