Is this the best looking cast ever assembled? Posh – the big screen adaptation of Laura Wade’s critically acclaimed play – has gathered together a generous helping of young, male British talent including Max Irons (The White Queen), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games), Douglas Booth (Great Expectations) and Freddie Fox (Parade’s End).
Following the exploits of two fresh-faced first year students – Miles (Irons) and Alistair (Claflin) – as they strive for acceptance among the privileged elite of Oxford University, the entire film is set over the course of a single evening. Said elite are members of the Riot Club – a prestigious group bearing an uncanny resemblance to the infamous Bullingdon Club of which Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, were both a part during their student days.
Joining the quartet of male stars are Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay and Holliday Grainger, who recently played the lead in flashy US drama Bonnie & Clyde and whose character, Lauren, can be seen getting close to Miles…
Directed by Lone Scherfig (One Day, An Education) and adapted by Wade from her original play (staged at both the Royal Court and in London’s West End), Posh will be released in UK cinemas on 19 September.
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