What better time to release a red band trailer for college hazing drama Goat than now, when students are flocking into university for the new semester? Chances are a few of them will be joining fraternities and, hopefully, they won't get put through the ringer like the characters in this film, all in the name of brotherhood.
Starring Nick Jonas, James Franco, and Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft) with a script co-written by David Gordon Green, the Andrew Neel-directed film centers on a traumatized college freshman who will do anything to become part of his brother's fraternity. Here's the synopsis:
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.
Goat hits theaters and VOD on September 23rd.