Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin and Paul Sparks are all set to star in next year’s release Thoroughbreds, directed and written by Cory Finley. This week, a brand new trailer for the film has been released, which you can check out below:
Taylor-Joy and Cooke play childhood friends Lily and Amanda respectively; a pair that have grown apart in recent years, but find a chance to reconnect in suburban Connecticut. Whilst Lily’s a polished upper-class member of society, Amanda seems to be the complete opposite; a woman with a sharp wit and attitude, who’s growing close to becoming a social outcast.
Completely at odds with one another, the two still find a chance to bond over Lily’s hatred for her oppressive stepfather Mark (Sparks), and as they grow closer their more destructive personality traits begin to bubble over the surface.
Ambitious in their goals, they hire local hustler Tim (Yelchin) to take their lives back into their own hands, hoping to put themselves on a path to success, but forced to tackle some of the biggest challenges they’ll ever see in their lives.
Francie Swift and Kaili Vernoff also star in the flick, which was actually filmed and completed principal photography back in 2016 before premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2017.
Already seen by a number of high-profile critics, the film’s made a positive impact on the majority of those whose views are counted towards the movie’s total score on reviews aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. There, it sits with 83% (19 positive reviews against 4 negative), so it will be interesting to see if the general consensus matches up with that of early viewings upon release next year.
Thoroughbreds is released across UK cinemas on March 9, 2018.