Belfast Telegraph

Corden set to Kill Your Friends

James Corden is to star in satirical comedy Kill Your Friends.

The 35-year-old funnyman has joined the cast of the big-screen adaptation of John Niven's cult novel, about the Britpop era in the late 90s, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Craig Roberts, Tom Riley, Georgia King and Edward Hogg are also the latest additions to the cast, which has started its five-week shoot in London.

Nicholas Hoult is already on board to play music talent scout Steven Stelfox, who, fuelled by greed, ambition and drugs, is driven to desperate measures as he searches for the next big thing.

Kill Your Friends, which will have a soundtrack produced by Warner Music, marks the directorial film debut of Owen Harris, who previously directed episodes of Secret Diary Of A Call Girl and Misfits.

James, who hosted the Brit Awards in February, will next star as the Baker in musical Into The Woods alongside Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick.

He is also currently writing the second series of The Wrong Mans with co-star Mathew Baynton, where he will reprise his role as Phil Bourne.


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