The privileged young men of Lone Scherfig’s “Posh” line up for a group photo in the first official stills released from the big screen adaptation of Laura Wade’s controversial 2010 play, unveiled today by Empire Online. Max Irons and Sam Claflin have the lead roles and are front and center here, while a second still has them conversing with Holliday Grainger, who plays a classmate.
Irons and Claflin play Miles and Allister, first year students (kinda pushing it there) who are desperate to join the Riot Club, the most exclusive and powerful club on campus. It’s fictitious, but largely based on the real life Bullingdon Club, an exclusive society at Oxford University to which such prominent British figures as Prime Minister David Cameron belonged. The action takes place over the course of one fateful night at the Bull’s Head pub. Sam Reid, Freddie Fox, Olly Alexander and Douglas Booth are part of the club, while Jessica Brown Findlay plays the female lead of Rachel, a waitress who has the misfortune of waiting on the boys, and Natalie Dormer is also in for a supporting role.
Needless to say, tons of rising stars in this one, and we’ll be keeping a close eye on it. “Posh” already has a September 19th release date in the UK, but no US distribution just yet.